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The Seminole 




University of Florida 



THE SEMINOLE 

VOLUME 2 




The Year Book of the University of Florida, 

ISSUED BY THE GRADUATING CLASS, I9II. 



The Seminole 



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I long for thee, O Florida; 

Thy sunny banks, thy shady leas, 
Thy plumed, nodding, waving pines. 

And palms that beckon in the breeze. 

I long for thee thru day; and night 
Brings visions of thy cheerful land — 

And suddenly I feel the touch 
Of thy far reaching, gentle hand. 

And only He, who reads the heart, 
And scans its every tear stained line. 

Can judge the strength that is required 
To shun the handclasp that would bind. 



But when this dreary exile's o'er 
I'll turn my soul to thy embrace. 

And lift my lips up to thy lips, 

For greetings from thy cheerful face. 



Then, On thy Altar, O my State! 

Will I place all — my life — my best; 
And when life's services are done. 

Grant me within thy bosom rest. 



w. H. s. 



University of Florida 



FOREWARD 




N olden times, at the coming of the white 
man in search for the Fountain of Youth, 
the Land of Flowers was inhabited by the 
Seminole, who in a spirit of friendship 
came to welcome the stranger to his shores, and to 
guide him in a new land. 

And so dear reader, in order that you may better 
understand the deep feeling of love and fellowship 
which has ever animated our college life, and which 
to us has been a true Fountain of Youth, we, from the 
odds and ends of the four happiest years of our lives, 
the memories of which will ever linger and make us 
better and nobler, send you for a guide the Seminole. 




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University of Florida , 

THE SEMINOLE STAFF 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Benard G. Langston Chipley, Florida 

ASSISTANT EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Phil. S. May Quincy, Florida 

BUSINESS MANAGER 

Robert G. Johnston Kissimmee, Florida 

ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER 

Christopher Matheson Gainesville, Florida 

ART EDITOR 

Douglas S.' Perry Gainesville, Florida 

LITERARY EDITORS 

R. M. Sealey Live Oak, Florida 

H. A. Ferrell Monticello, Florida 

R. B. Huf faker Bartow, Florida 

ATHLETIC EDITOR 

J. P. Hunter Largo, Florida 

LOCAL EDITOR 

E. E. Macy Eau^allie, Florida 

SENIOR CLASS EDITORS 

O. W. Drane . Lakeland, Florida 

W. H. Surrency . . . ■. Live Oak, Florida 

H. A. Ferrell, class poet Monticello, Florida 

EDITOR CLASSES 

Joseph W. Shands . Gainesville, Florida 

EDITOR STUDENT ORGANIZATION 

Fred. J. Frei , . Archer, Florida 



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DEDICATION 

S a slight mark of their appreciation of the 
courtesy, kindness, and never faihng pati- 
ence of Dr. and Mother Farr, the class of 
1911 respectfully dedicate this volume to 
Miss Anita Eugenia Farr, whose little life 
cuiiie into this world at the inception of this volume. 




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A VISION 



On an evening late in summer, 
As I strolled along the strand, 

Listening to the gentle murmur 
Of the waves upon the sand. 

Suddenly I saw a vision 

Conjured up by magic spell; 

For before me on the shingle 
Lay a purple tinted shell. 

One whose kindred, in the ages 
That have vanished in the gleam, 

Wrote their histories on the pages 
Of Dame Terra's rock bound tome. 



As I thumbed the mammoth pages, 
With my mind's eye, I could see 

Open there for my inspection 
Truths of earth and air and sea. 



K. K. MACY 



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ALBERT A. MriirilHEK, A. ^L, LL. D. 
President of the University. 




,IAS. M. I'AltK. A. M., I'h. 1 1. 
Vlce-l'rosldent of the I'nlvcrslty, and I'rofessor of Kne;lish. 



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JAS. N. ANDERSON, U. A., Ph. D. 

Dean of the college of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of 

Ancient Languages. 




J. R. BENTON., M. A., Ph. D. 

Dean of the college of Engineering, and Professor of 

Physics and Electrical Engineering. 



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J. J. VKKXOX, M. S. Agr. 
Dean of the college of Agriculture, and Professor of Agriculture. 




.\i.ni-;iM' .1. V \i;i; \n, a. m.. i,i,. h. 

Dcnii 111 Ihr I oUcLir iif I .;nv. :uicl I'rofissiir of l.:i\v. 



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EDWARD R. FLINT, M. D., Ph. D. 
Professor of Chemistry. 




ENOCH MARVIN BANKS. A. JVI., Ph. D. 
Professor of History and Economics. 



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H. S. DAVIS, I'h. D. 
Professor of Zoology and Geology. 




TI. C;. k KIM'KI,. A. li.. I'h. 11. 
I'l-iilissdr (il .Mullicinalk's. 



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JOHN A. THACKSTON, Ph. D. 
Professor of Philosophy and Education. 




C. L. CROW, M. A., Ph. D. 
Professor of Modern Languages. 



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A. J. WIECUAUDT, M. E., M. M. E. 
Professor of Mechanical Engineering. 




W". I„ l-l.iiVl), M. s. 
Professor of Biology. 



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«. M. LYNCH, A. B. 
Professor of Secondary Education. 




W. L. SEELEY. 
Acting Professor of Civil Engineering. 



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HARRY K. TRUSLKR, LL. B. 
Professor of Law. 




MA, Mil! !•;. S. WALKKH. V. S. A ., Retired. 

( 'oni in.TiKhiiit of I aili'ls: Profissor of Military Science: 

Asslsl;uit I'Tcil'issor of ('1\ 11 l':nglneerliig. 



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WILLIAM KIXMILLER, Ph. B., J. D. 
Assistant Professor of Law. 




ROBT. D. MALTSBY. B. S. 
Professor of Animal Husbandry. 



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M. B. HADLKY, A. B. 
Instructor of Mathematics and History: Librarian. 




w . s. i'i:i!i;v., li. A. 
I iislructor ill l'li\ sics and I'Miclrlcal I'^nsjineerlng. 



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E. H. PINCKNEY, B. S. 
Instructor in Agronomy. 




G. E. PILE. 
Athletic Director. 



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K. H. GHAIIAM, 
Aviditor and Bookkeeper. 




M lis. S. .1 . SWA NSON. 



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O. F. BURGER, A. B., University of Indiana. 




Hl)Y TIIOI.M. A. It.. riii\irsil\- of Florida. 






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U. C. LOFTIN, B. S., North Carolina A. and M. 




R. P. PRICE, B. A., B. S., Valparaiso University. 



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A BOQUET 

Only a purple dahlia, 
Old and faded, and dry. 

Bound with a sprig of cedar 
Whose colors can never die. 

She gave it to me in silence. 

And I little thought she kenned 

The secret message it bore me 
In a language never penned. 



It said, "I am thine forever" 
And " I live alone for thee," 

But soon Oh joy! I found that it 
Had all been meant for me. 



E. E. MACY. 



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DuGAL M. BuiE, Jonesboro, Florida. 
"DOOG" 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society ; Captain 
Second Foot Ball Team ; Coach Varsity Base Ball Team 
'11 ; Wearer of "N. G " ; Wearer of "B" 

This introduces to you one "Doog" — 
a typical Tarheel of woolen texture measuring 
anywhere from a yard to a yard and a half 
wide. His weakness is Foot Ball and Base 
Ball, wherein he displays a deal of strength. 
From Davidson on down he is hailed as a 
diamond dancer and a conjurer of the hide- 
bound sphere. Being possessed of a romantic 
turn of mind and an appetite for watermelons, 
he migrated Southward not long since, and 
located at Jonesboro; but not before he had 
cultivated the very desirable acquaintance of Madam de Lex, through one 
years' residence at Chapel Hill. His idle hours are spent in a rehearsal of 
the assassination of Ceasar. The Personae of this little act are "Ceasar" — 
Shipman's Common Law Pleading, "Brutus," and "Doog" with a large 
butcher knife. 




Snyder Larkin Carter, Gainesville, Florida. 
"JUDGE" 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society. 

Neither a seeker nor a recipient for office; 
neither taciturn nor verbose; neither head- 
strong nor sullen — the "Judge" is just the 
"Judge," so help him up. He has an "I 
don't care a hang" expression about him 
which is well adapted to decieve the uninit- 
iated; but the "Judge" is there with all the 
odds in his favor. His motto is "Stand up 
for your rights by heck," or words to that 
effect; and those who sit down on the "Judge's" 
rights thinking that he is a lily will recoil with 
surprise and sorrow on discovering that (for 
the time being) he is a cactus. 




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William E. Christian, Macintosh, Florida. 
"LORD" 

p. K. A.; B. S. Course in Chemistry; German Club; 
Dixie Literary Society ; 2d Lieut. Co. "B," 1910. 

And Lo! after many days and many 
nights, it came to pass that a young Christian 
did journey on his ass to the University of 
Florida, during the third year of the reign of 
A. Sledd, saying "I have come unto you to 
taste of the tree of knowledge." A. Sledd 
answered him saying: "Awake thou 
wicked and slouthful Christian, the feast has 
been ready these many days, partake of the 
fruits of wisdom." The Christian did eat 
of the fruit and went his way rejoicing. Chris- 
tian is a quiet retiring sort of a fellow, but to those who know him, he is 
the best kind of a friend. Yea Verily. 




A. S. Crews, Starke, Florida. 

"BLACKSTONE" 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society. 

Another donation from Bradford County. Portly, rotund, and truely 
Falstaffian, he would have been warmly welcomed by Julius Ceasar; but 
notwithstanding the age which he adorns, he 
is none the less a favorite with his contem- 
poraries. Like others of our number, he once 
regulated the flow of the Piersian Spring, but 
tiring of his duties there, he is now here, 
slaking his thirst at the fount of Law. Ever 
hear him laugh? My Lord and Ladies, he 
has a gurgle that takes the boodle. His 
chuckle is contagious in its corporeal mani- 
festations. It has a vibratory quality which 
makes the epidermis loosen up and get 
there on both feet. Tradition is to the effect 
that it was largely through the instrumentality 
of " Blackstone's" gleesome gobble that the 
walls of Jericho were shaken down. 




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Obie Crocker, Lake Butler, Florida. 
"OBIE" 

LL B. Course; Pres. Senior Law Class 'lO-'ll; John 
Marshall Debating Society. 

Proud of his native town, Lake Butler, 
and he avers that it will some day be proud of 
him. Who can tell? The day of miracles 
has not yet passed. Obie served in the U. S. 
army a short time not many years ago, and 
while there he learned the mess-call so per- 
fectly that he has never missed a meal since he 
came to the University. He has few bad 
habits. He never uses any tobacco of his 
own. He says that when he begins the 
practice of law he is afraid that his gentle, 

unobstrusive, and lamb-like ways and disposition will interfere with his 

success as a lawyer. 




OssiAN Wright Drane, Lakeland, Florida. 

B. S. Course in E. E.; Elec. and Mech. Eng. Club; 
Tennis Club; German Club; Captain Co. "A" 1909; 
Eng. Editor Pennant '10-' 11 ; Senior Class Editor 
Seminole 1911 ; Pres. Senior Class '11. 

That he is our class President shows how 
much we think of him. He is seldom seen 
out of his room, and from this you may infer 
that he "bones" quite a lot. He has a way 
of keeping his mouth shut which causes others 
to think him wise. Likes a good joke any 
time and has a good opinion of us all probably 
because he does not know us well. 




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Clarence Craig Epperson, L. L. D., 

Williston, Florida. 

"EPP." 

8. A. E.; LL. B. Course; President of tlie Junior Law 
Class '10; John Marshall Debating Society '11 ; Presi- 
dent Athletic Association '10-' 11 ; LL. B. Mercer 
College. 

" Come read me this riddle." We here- 
with present you with the only genuine Sphinx 
in esse — note him carefully, for the like of 
him will never more be seen. He has the 
craft of a Ulysses and the tactics of a Fabius. 
With an immoble and inscrutable countenance 
he corners the market on motives and keeps 
you eternally in the dark. Behold him. Do 
you think that you think what he thinks? 
Impassive he is like the Indian. But all who say, say this: "he is a good 
fellow, companionable, generous" — the boys like him, trust him, believe in 
him, and call him "Epp." " Nuf Ced." 




H. Archer Ferrell, Apalachicola, Florida. 
"ARCH" 

LL. B. Course; Associate Editor Pennant 'D ; John 
Rhirshall Debating Society ; Literary Editor Semin<.)le 
'11; Class Poet '11. 

An Alabamian by birth — a Floridian by 
adoption— a professor by choice — an unre- 
constructed rebel in particular — and a hotch- 
potch of temperaments in general. Rather 
an indehnite statement that; but the fact of 
the business is, that Arch reached here only 
a short time before he left, and consequently 
to ]"»articulan/.e untler the circumstances is a 
little difficult. He is versatile, entertaining, 
a writer of good prose and equally good verse. 
V'\ev\ tempered, jierhaps he is, but at the same 
time open and above board. 




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Frederick J. Frei, Archer, Florida. 
"FRITZ" "HONK" 

B. S. Course in C. E. ; Y. M. C. A. Delegate to Southern 
Student Conference '08 ; Vice-President Y. M. C. A., 
'08-'09; Editor Y. M. C. A. Handbook, '10; Editor 
University Calendar, ' 11 ; Vice-President Senior Class, 
'lO-'ll; President Elec. and Mech. Club, '11; Major 
Batallion of Cadets, '10. 

Fritz looks after his own affairs and 
dosen't say much. Somebody has said that 
he is the best boy in school, and up to the 
present time of writing it has been impossible 
to find evidence to refute the assertion. No- 
body was ever known to speak unkindly of 
Fritz, yet he is one of the best known fellows 
here. 



Floyd Green, New River, Florida, 
"GREEN" 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society. 

Green is still green. He is the originator 
and patentee of the phrase "Now the way it 
seems to me, professor" — and then the way it 
seems to him is something wonderful to hear. 
Doubtless it will never seem to any one else in 
exactly that way again. Green is a strong 
believer in ancient maxims, and his favorite 
one is " Damnium absque injuria" which 
when freely translated means, " Let him be 
eternally damned who gets a recitation out of 
me." His resources are fertile. Green is a 
wholesome good fellow, is popular with the 
Faculty and the students. After graduation 
he will retire to the sylvan shades of New 
River where he will tell his clients how it 
seems to him when it comes to collecting debts. 




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Walter B. Hilton, Gainesville, Florida. 

A. B. Course in Education ; President Y. M. C A. 
'09-' 10 and '10-11 ; President Press Club '09-10 ; Treas- 
urer Senior Classes ; Teachers' Club ; Masonic Club. 

We are extremely anguished by being un- 
able to print the photograph herewith in 
natural colors. Inability to do so accounts for 
the absence of that roseate hue which would 
otherwise eminate from the likeness of this our 
Quaker friend, ex-inhabitant of the City of 
Brotherly Love. He has tried to deceive us, 
but from our association with him in the Mess 
Hall, we well know that his greatest ambition 
is to be appointed minister plenipotentiary to 
the Sandwich Islands. Hilton's quiet kind- 
ness, his earnestness in Y. M. C. A. work, 
and his untiring efforts for all the better things in college life has made all of 
us his friends. Hilton has done his part to "round us out to completeness." 




G. Leslie Howard, Madison, Florida. 
"BROMOS" 

B. S. Course ; Yocuni Literary Society ; Teachers' Club ; 
Track Team '09-11 ; Varsity Scjuad '10. 

" Bromos " always looks as if his next act 
will be to fall to pieces, but he has not yet ever 
been known, however, to seeni to be going to 
pieces in his work; for he is one of rhe brainest 
men in our class. Always "shoots" Dr. Kep- 
pel with the greatest ease, which is a matter of 
constant wonder to some of the rest of us. 
Rooms with "Big Bake" this year, but we 
hope for the best. 




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Robert Basset Huffaker, Bartow, Florida. 
'FAKER" 

LL. B. Course; Literary Editor Seminole, '11; John 
Marshall Del)ating Society ; graduate Peabody College, 
'02; Princi]ial Summerlin Institute, '05-' 10; Instructor 
in English and Algebra University of Florida, '10-11. 

Be not deceived; this is not the dome of 
the Capitol building in a false face. This is 
only Rubifoam Bruce de-HufTaker, the Ten- 
nessean intellectual Conoid. Having often- 
times forced a passage through his native moun- 
tains, the Alps of Law are to him but mole- 
hills. He Alexanderates their Hindukushity, 
Hannibalizes their Alpinicity, and otherwise 
dwindles them down to pigmean proportions. 
(To get the full measure of the foregoing sen- 
tence it should be read backwards. ) He is a hard student and has the habit 
of fondling his cerebrum with studying. On these occasions you may hear 
him mutter softly unto himself, "Oh brow of brows, by thy cold sweat I am 
browsing." 




James P. Hunter, Largo, Florida. 
"LONG JIM" 

p. K. A.; B. S. Course in C. E.; Vice-Pres. Transit Club, 
'11; Captain Varsity Base-ball teana, '07-'08 and '09-10 ; 
Athletic Editor Seminole, '11; First Lieut. Company A, 
'10; Y. M. C. A. 

Yes, looks are deceiving. You would 
think that "Long Jim" was the laziest man in 
the class, but records on the gridiron, on the 
base ball diamond, and better than all in class- 
room, show that Hunter is either very lucky 
or wide awake, perhaps both. "Long Jim" 
is the easiest, happiest fellow in the class, is 
ever ready for a rough house, and is an adapt 
at all forms of the ratting art. If it were not 
for his longitude, he would be called "Sunny 
Jim." 




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Robert G. Johnson, Kissimmee, Florida. 
"PAT" 

LL. B. Course; Manager Varsity Foot Ball Team '10; 
Varsity Foot Ball Team '09 ; John Marshall Debating 
Society ; Tennis Club ; Debating Team J. M. D. S. '10 ; 
Business Manager "Seminole," '11 ; Y. M. C. A. 

This is Pat. He hails from the land of 

Kissimmee, where cows graze upon a thousand 

hills. The quiet, peaceful look you see upon 

the face of Pat is due to his having imbibed 

considerable of the serenity and peacefulness 

of the cows among whom he was reared. Pat's 

chief purpose in the Law School has been to 

point out the errors of the famous law writers, 

many of whom have received the benefit of 

his kindly and helpful criticism. He has also 

performed inestimable services for the Faculty by the correction of immature 

and unsafe legal principles enunciated by them. To Pat, above all others, is 

due the success of the Seminole. 




RuFus Levi King, Columbia, Alabama. 
"QUEEN" 

B. S. Course in Agriculture ; entered from Alabama Poly- 
technic Institute 1910; Agricultural Club; Y. M C. 
A ; South Alabama Association. 

Behold his majesty. Long live the King. 
Gaze upon his countenance and view the face 
that sways empires. This c]uiet, unassuming 
fellow in no way looks to be a ruler, yet he is 
a King, descended from Kings — look at his 
name. He ruled at Alabama Tech. for a year 
or so, and then came to the U. of F., where 
his word is now law. His reign has been quite 
peaceful ami happy. 




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Bernard Gainer Langston, Chipley, Fla. 
"BEAUTY" 

A. B. Course; Athletic Editor "Pennant," '08-'0ft' Asso- 
ciate Editor Pennant, '09-'10 ; Editor-in-chief Pennant 
'10-' 11 ; Winner gold medal offered by the Children of 
Confederacy, 1909; President Yocum Literary Society, 
'10; Captain Co. "B," '10; Vice-president Athletic 
Association, 'lO-'ll; Tennis Team; Varsity Base Ball 
Team, '07-'08 ; '08-'09 ; '09-'10; Editor-in-chief The 
Seminole, '11. 

If you don't believe his pet name was 
fairly acquired look at his picture again. One 
of the most popular men in college, and then 
some. Deserves to be popular for everybody 
likes him, even the lawyers. He will go out 
of his way to do you a favor, and in conse- 
quence has honors upon him as his record 
shows. He has a wonderful knack for turning off loads of work without any 
apparent bother, but he always has time to " mix " and is a good " mixer." 




Edwin Ellis Macy, M. D., Eau Gallie, Florida, 

A. B. Course in Education ; Graduate Halmahman Medical College, 18S5 ; Graduate Indiana 
State Normal 1894 ; President Huntington Normal School ; Teacher of Phycology and Phil- 
osophy, .Johnson's Bible College; Brevard High School, 1902; Eau (iallie High School, 
'06-'07; Cocoa High School, '08-' 10; Vice-Pres. Yocum Literary Society, '10-' 11 ; Teachers' 
Club ; Masonic Club ; Seminole Staff, 191 1. 

" To know him is but to love him." 

A true loyal student of the "old school," 
who by his quiet unassuming ways has won 
the hearts of the whole class in the year that he 
has been with us. Dr. Macy seldom ever 
talks, but when he speaks, you hear something 
worth while. He is endowed with much 
good common sense and a huge fund of 
humor. When you see his eyes sparkle get 
ready to laugh. He has been a true friend to 
all, and his presence with us younger boys has 
proven a blessing. Dr. Macy has been a 
tower of strength in helping to make the 
Seminole what it is. 




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Philip Stockton May, Quincy, Florida. 
"PHIL." 

■ A. T. 0.; A. B. Course; Pennant Staff, '09-' 10; winner 
Historical Medal State U. D. C. 1909 ; President Yocum 
Literary Society '10; President Commencement Ball ; 
President Tennis Club '10-' 11; Asst. Editor-in-chief 
Seminole '11; First Lieut, and Battalion Adjt., '10; 
German Club ; Treasurer Bryan. 

This is the young man from the Tobacco 

county, who by his skill has done so much to 

make history for the class of ' 11. May jumped 

into prominence in 1909 by winning the 

U. D. C. medal over the other colleges of 

the state and has remanied there ever since. 

He is ever ready to enter into an argument — 

on any subject, at any place, or on any side — 

and usually comes out ahead. On the whole Phil, is a fine, all around good 

companion, full of grit and is sure to make good when he goes out in the 

world. 




Charles Henry Overman, Pensacola, Florida. 
"HECK" 

B. S. Course in C. E.; Transit Club ; Yocum Literary 
No. 54 Society ; Vice-President Press Club, ' 10 ; Sec- 
retary and Treasurer Transit Club 'lO-'Jl ; Honorable 
mention Buckman Engineering Medal '10. 

This is King Heck from the Deep Water 
City, who in his first year made high grades, 
and in the remaining ones made friends. 
" Heck" is an easy-go-lucky fellow and never 
lets his studies interfere with his college work, 
yet he continually makes high grades. It is 
thought that he has his professors fooled. But 
reports of the envious to the contrary, etc. 
In " Heck," if you seek, you will find a true 
and loyal friend. 




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Douglass S. Perry, Gainesville, Florida. 
"DOUG" 

B. S. Course in C. E.; Athletic Association ; Tennis Club; 
Art Editor Seminole ; First Lieut, and Battalion Q. M. ; 
President Transit Club, 'lO-'ll ; Y. M. C. A. 

This is not he who explored the drear 
frozen fields, and drove the Great Bear over 
the ice covered regions, and climbed on the 
topmost part of the North pole, but our own 
real, living Perry, who by his skillful drawings, 
has done so much to make the Seminole what 
it is. He has put so much life into some of 
his sketches until they have wept and spoiled 
the drawings. Perry is a hard conscientious 
worker and a true friend. He says little but 
means what he says. 



Charles O. Rivers, B. S., Lake City, Florida. 
"CHARLEY" 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society ; Presi- 
dent Senior Classes, 'lO-'ll ; Debating Team J. M. D. S., 
' 10 ; Asst. Chief Clerk House of Representatives State 
of Florida ; President Alumni Association ; Masonic 
Club. 

Charley is the politician of the class. He 
is suave, polite, agreeable, pleasant, smooth, 
polished, obliging, careful, genial, even tem- 
pered, kindly, sympathetic, friendly, joyful, 
lively — and he is heartily for any man or 
measure, when it is for his interest to support 
said man or measure. It is thought by some 
of Charley's classmates that the faculty have 
graded him more on his kindness and geniality 
of disposition than upon his knowledge of law. 
But we do not give this suspicion full credit ; 
for it may be due to the envy of the less suc- 
cessful. 




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A. M. Roland, Morriston, Florida. 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society. 

Has a monopoly on "lanwidge." He 
is never happy unless he is doing all the talking. 
He has the perfect art of concealing thought 
by a flood of words. Roland is a human- 
talking machine, and like Tennyson's Book, 
when once started, he runs on forever. Looks 
like a preacher, talks like a preacher, but 
does'nt act like one. 



Romero M. Sealey, Live Oak, Florida. 
"ROMEO" 

A. T. 0., A. B. Course in Education ; Y. M. C. A. Cabinet '09-'ll; Yocum Literary Society ; 
President Agricultural Club, '09-' 10 ; Vice-President Press Club, '09-' 10 ; President Teachers' 
Club, '09-' 10 and 'lO-'ll; Secretary and Treasurer Tennis Club, 'lO-'ll ; Secretary and 
Treasurer Senior Classes, '10-11; Secretary Senior Class, '10-' 11; Literary Editor Pennant 
'lO-'ll ; Literary Editor Seminole, '11 ; Winner of the State U. D. C. Medal, 1910 ;Entered 
from the University of North Carolina, 1909. 

A quiet unobtrusive chap, who by his 
manly bearings, has won more friends than 
any boy in school. Sealey is a hard, earnest 
student, who has nearly ruined his college 
course by studying. Among his many ac- 
complishments he knows how to have a good 
time, anci often does. Romeo jumped into 
prominence in 1910 by winning the State 
U. D. C. Medal, and has stayed there by 
rooming with Pat. He has proven that en- 
vironment counts for nothing, since he is the 
same old Sealey. The University will never 
turn out a more loyal student and gentlemanly 
fellow than Sealey. 




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Joseph W. Shands, Gainesville, Florida. 
"JOSIE" 

K. A.; A. B. Course; Pennant Staff '07-' 11 ; L'eiit. Co. 
"B" 1910; Vice-pres. Commencement Ball '10; Ger 
man Club ; Seminole Staff. 

Behold the laziest man in the class, the 
prince of idlers! Josie, in spite of his deep 
aversion to all kinds of work, has stood high 
in all his classes, though he spends on them 
the least possible time. He is one of those un- 
fortunates, who ever look on the bright side of 
life, and thus loses many good chances of com- 
plaining. He believes that you can get more 
out of college by passing without studying 
than by working hard. Needless to say, he 
has given his theory a fair trial. When you 
want to listen to good stories, look for Josie. 



Ira E. Soar, Dade City, Florida. 
"FUNGI" 

B. S. Course in Agriculture ; Press Club ; Agricultural 
Club ; Yocum Literary Society ; Y. M. C. A. ; Pennant 
Staff ' 10-' 1 1 ; Vice-pres. Prohiljition Club. 

Here is the only true living, feeling, kicking, 
breathing, whooping, howling, hooting, harp- 
ing, shrieking, wailing, yelling, screaming 
graphophone on record. When once wound 
up nothing on earth can stop him. After talk- 
ing all day, he talks in his sleep. Soar likes to 
talk better than to eat, and is proficient in 
both. Never will a more earnest student enter 
the University, nor one who can speak more 
words to the square meal. 




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Cyrus Q. Stewart, A. B., Monroe, N. C. 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society ; Tennis 
Club ; A. B. Trinity College. 

"Old Northcalina," what more could one 
say of any man? "Old Northcalina" is a 
"Tarheel" whose love for his native heath is 
like unto that of a fat piglet for fresh butter- 
milk. This proud descendant of a proud state 
is noted for his spirit of independence. Shades 
of King's Mountains! Old Hickory! and 
Duke's Mixture! has he ever been "ratted? " 
Well, not to any great extent, that is, not by 
anyone who has ever lived after the commis- 
sion of said sacriligious deed to tell the tale. 



Winder H. Surrency, Live Oak, Floricia. 
"WINE" 

LL. B. Course; Joliii ^larsiiall Deltatinu' Society; Semi- 
nole Staff. 

In his veins flows the blood of tbe " Auld 
Country" ami of Robert Burns' land, where- 
fore "Wine" is a poet. Much planning of 
means to extract passes out of the professors 
has im]iairccl the covering of his roof. But 
" Kix " and "Harry" think him a prodigy. 
He is timid, shy, motlest, and talks onlv when 
absolutely necessary. 




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Donald Fraser Thomas, Gainesville, Fla. 
"MUTT" 

B. S. Course in C. E.; Transit Club. 

Save the pieces, here comes Thomas, the 
happiest, truest, jolliest fellow in the class. 
Always ready for a tussle, and never happier 
than when in one. He has been known to 
cut classes rather than to stop tussling. ' 'Mutt' ' 
is the most scientific "cusser" in school — not 
a mean cusser, but an elevating one. Beyond 
his fun and mischief you will find a true man. 



Leonidas Elijah Wade, Jacksonville, Florida. 
"HAPPY" 

LL. B. Course ; John Marshall Debating Society. 

Pause, kind reader, and for a second let 
your eyes wander upward to the smile that 
adorns this page. There now, once more; 
good. This is Happy — but not he of the 
Sunday Times. This is Wade — but not 
within the inscription on Belshazzar's palace 
hall. No; this is plain Leonidas Happy 
Wade, or Happy Leonidas Wade, at your 
service. Here is a man who will go out of his 
way to do you a kindness. As a law student 
he makes good, and he has that degree of 
perseverance that means a making. You 
cannot discourage him. His friends agree 
that Happy, indeed should be, he who is 
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TO AN ABSENT LOVER 

I sit by my window at evening 

With yearning and love in my heart. 

O say ! will you come to me darling, 
And that we shall never more part? 

Will you not come to me, sweetheart? 

Come to me now at my call. 
My heart is gone out in my pleading; 

Will you not come at my call? 

O ! the days are so long, love, without you ! 

The nights all seem starless and drear; 
And I dream night and day you are coming. 

I long to wake with you here. 



To feel your arms around my neck twining. 
Your breath coming warm on my face, 

With lip pressed to lip, our love sealing, 
In a fond and loving embrace. 



Will you not come to me, sweetheart? 

Come to me now at my call. 
My heart is gone out in my pleading. 
Will you not come at my call? 



E. E. MACY. 



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HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1911. 




N the fall of 1907 there assembled at the University of 
Florida a group of young men who formed the nucleus 
of that noble body who will go down to posterity as the 
class of 1911. These young men, desirous of an educa- 
tion, foreseeing the greatness of the institution, even 
though it was in its third year of growth, in casting around for a suit- 
able university or college, decided that, considering all things, they 
desired to attach to their names a degree given by the University of 
Florida, above all others. 

Other brilliant young men seeing the greatness of the institu- 
tion and more especially attracted by the brilliance and intellect of 
these young men who first took advantage of these great oppor- 
tunities, after showing their worth and eligibility have affiliated with 
this noble class from time to time. In Nineteen Hundred and Nine 
the Board of Control taking note of this splendid aggregation, who 
were then in their Junior year, decided that to make the body com- 
plete and to add lustre to its fame it was necessary to make such 
addition to the faculties of the University as to enable other promi- 
nent young men of the State who did not desire or were not in need 
of the branches of instruction then offered, and added to the Univer- 
sity a College of Law. Then there were immediately added those 
to our ranks who rounded us to completeness. Never in the history 
of the University has there been such a splendid group, glorying in 
untried manhood, knowing now that with such training it would be 
impossible not to achieve. 

We have labored from Freshmen to Senior or have joined on 
the way. Many have been our trials, many our troubles, but 
through all there has been a note of happiness, sometimes subdued 
but in the main ringing strong and clear. We have striven for what 
we believe to be the right, conscientiously and long. We have 
attended to what we regard our duty, not dwarfing our social nature 
by strict application to study, but in trying to get the most out of 
college life, both by way of books and class-room instruction, and 
by studying human nature on the campus, forming associations and 
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striven to uphold the dignity of our school, throwing no discredit 
on any of its institutions. We may at times have tried the patience 
of our teachers, but never maliciously. In all of the mischief of our 
earlier and even later days of college life, nothing has been more in 
evidence than the spirit of fun. Here, now in our senior and last 
year at college, we look back with a feeling of happiness, that 
greatest form of happiness in life, the consciousness of having done a 
good work well. Still a note of sadness also pervades this glow of 
happiness, in that now is, after a fashion, a parting of the ways, old 
associations must be broken, old bonds must be severed. But, look- 
ing back over these days, filled for the most part with exquisite hap- 
piness, will not our old associates seem the nearer for being co-part- 
ners in that time of joy? Surely the fond memory of these scenes 
cannot but make our lives sweeter and our associations and friend- 
ships stronger, holding them as things which resist all ravages of 
time. Still will we exist in each other's hearts while the memory of 
these happy days is yet green. For our professors' guidance and in- 
struction we have been profoundly grateful. Owing to the small- 
ness of our college the personal element that has entered our college 
life has been very pleasant. Through them, we realize we have at- 
tained that which we have. Without their assistance our craft would 
have swamped, but with their guiding hand we have safely reached 
our goal. For this we wish to extend our sincerest gratitude. 

We have endeavored by our actions to guide the footsteps of our 
followers and deem them now strong enough to walk without our 
assistance. And so we pass out into the wide world with unfaltering 
steps, with all the confidence of youth, hoping to have left traces of 
our course through college ineradicable by time, through virtue of our 
good works. And lastly we close our college career with all good 
wishes to our college professors, for the steady growth of our Alma 
Mater, and lastly for a successful career to the class of 1911 in what- 
soever career they have chosen. 

J. W. SHANDS, 

Class Historian. 



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CLASS OF 1911 SIXTEEN YEARS AFTER 
GRADUATION 



JOHNSTON & MAY, 

Attorneys-at-Law, 
Butte, Mont. 

Mr. J. N. Lawton, 

Alumni Editor of 



March 15, 1927. 



'The Seminole," 
Gainesville, Florida. 



Dear Sir: Your letter of January 4th reached me here four 
days ago, after having followed me all over the United States and 
Canada. My business kept me in Alaska for some time past, and 
mail there was delivered infrequently, so that explains why I had not 
received your valued communication sooner. 

Last night was the first time since my return to Butte that I have 
had a chance to give your letter much thought. To conjure up the 
right line of thought, I pulled out my old black briar pipe, which 
has been my constant companion since my Sophomore year at the 
University of Florida. I pulled a large Morris chair in front of a 
cheery oak fire and prepared to take a trip back to Gainesville and 
separately follow out the life of each one of my classmates to the 
present day. 

It was an ideal night for retrospections, cold and clear out with 
a high north wind whistling around the corners of the house. In- 
side, my bachelor's den was lighted only by the great crackling logs 
in the old style fire-place. By the flickering light I could see over 
in the corner of the room the faint outlines of an orange and blue 
pennant which has been with me since my Senior year. On the 
table at my side was a stack of " Seminoles," the most valued books 
in my library; around and about me were letters and newspaper 
clippings galore, all concerning the University of Florida and espec- 
ially the class of 1911. 

I had read them all over, and as I lay back in my chair puffing 
out great clouds of Prince Albert smoke, I could see again, in the 
delicious grey vapor, the faces of my classmates. As each one passed 
before me with that old familiar expression on his face, an ineffably 
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But I fear I bore you with the retrospective musings of an old 
bachelor. What you want is information as to the whereabouts of 
the members of my class. And now I shall cease intruding on your 
time and give you, as far as I am able, what you desire. I am very 
glad indeed that I can be of service to you in your work for the an- 
nual and trust that all the classes will respond, so that this year's 
" Seminole" may contain a complete history of the alumni of the 
University of Florida. 

It is hardly necessary to mention Bernard Langston who has 
kept the whole world ringing with laughter at his brilliant witticisms 
in "Life." Everybody knows what a great improvement he has 
made in that weekly since he became editor, two years ago. 

" Pat" Johnston had a brilliant career as Justice-of-the-Peace in 
Kissimmee, after which he migrated West and grew up with the 
country. He is now a prominent lawyer in Butte with a rather 
large practice. 

Surrency is a favorite at the court of the Sultan of Sulu and has 
lately been appointed poet laureate. As a side line he is Imperial 
Councillor on International Law. 

Craige Epperson gave up a successful law practice four years 
ago to go as a missionary to the Eskimos. From all reports he is 
doing a great work among these poor people. 

Ira Soar is spieler for Barnum & Bailey's side show. I hear that 
he is an unprecedented success and is drawing the largest salary of any 
spieler in the business. 

Douglas Perry and Charles Overman are construction engineers 
and have lately completed a bridge across the Mississippi for the 
Santa Fe Railroad, of which Mr. O. W. Drane is president. 

" Happy" Wade was too good-natured and optimistic to make 
any great success, but he is an honored and respected attorney in a 
South Florida city. 

Charles Rivers electrified the world with his eloquence and won 
an easy way to fame. He will probably be the next Democratic 
nominee for president, and all indications are that that will almost 
equal an election, for the Democrats are practically sure to win. 

Harvard atmosphere seems to have given "Joe" Shands the 
energy necessary for his ability to show itself. He is now attorney 
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"400." His prophecy that he would be married four times has a 
good chance of proving true, for he is only thirty-six now and has 
already gotten rid of three wives a la Reno. 

"Judge" Carter went back on his nick-name and became a 
minister. That must have been his calling for he has proven a 
wonderful success as a reformer. 

Jim Hunter took up Y. M. C. A. work and it has been mainly 
through his efforts that University whist has ceased to be so promi- 
nent as a college game. He married a stunningly beautiful young 
lady, member of the Newport elite and a noted suffragette. 

Romeo Sealey has made a good record as an educator of our 
youth. He is now superintendent of schools in Atlanta. I saw him 
there several months ago and he is the same old Sealey only about 
fifteen pounds lighter than when he was in school. 

Fred Frei was married on February 3d last, to Miss Ura Peach, of 
Helena, Mont. He is in some way connected with the mining opera- 
tions in this part of the country, and has made a moderate success. 

That is about the extent of my knowledge of my classmates; I 
only wish it was more, but what there is I trust may be of use to you 
in your work. 

If in future I can be of any use to you or any others on the staff 
of the annual, please let me know, for it is always more than a 
pleasure to be of service to my Alma Mater. 

Trusting that it may be my good fortune to be with you at the 
approaching Commencement, I remain 

Very truly yours, PHIL S. MAY. 




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I 



THREE OF A KIND 



First there is the lawyer, 

Who with his magic touch, 
Will not allow the doctor 

To charge poor folks too much. 

Next there is the doctor; 

What office does he fill? 
Oh yes ! to keep the man from fainting, 

When the lawyer hands the bill. 

Then there is the preacher. 

Who points out the righteous path — 
Says when a bill is presented, 

Not to let it rouse your wrath. 



And what about the business man ? 

Poor fellow, he's "hard up." 
He don't do much of anything, 

But keeps " a coughing up." 



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JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY 




HEN evolution fails to evolve, and Freshmen cease to be 
fresh, then will class histories cease to be written. But 
until then, college annuals will be filled with the wondrous 
achievements of the Freshmen as they see themselves; 
of the Sophomores as they imagine themselves, and of 
the Juniors as they really are. This is the only apology 
we have for this history. The ascendency of man is inevitable, and 
in acquiring this fame we are not to be held responsible. 

From the Everglades to the farthest boundaries of West Florida 
we entered here in a very primitive and ignorant state — Freshmen. 

One there was who had been reared in among the ' ' gators, ' ' His 
very aesthetic soul and vivid imagination had been acquired in his 
close association with these winsome beasts— Still we had hopes for him. 

Another there was who, in his tadpole state, had come under 
the influence of a great and famous college. There he had gathered 
the belief that Greek and Latin were modern languages and spoken 
in the land of the Prodigal Son. He was ambitious and desired to 
probe into the mysteries of these wonderful languages from which 
he believed that all knowledge could be derived. But after a few 
months of this enlightened atmosphere he became disillusioned. 
He learned that the land of the Prodigal Son had passed into 
oblivion, and its language likewise; and that the course of the fatted 
calf lay in the other direction. He then decided to enlist among 
the forerunners of civilization and with transit and chain invade the 
vast wilderness and capture wealth asleep in her den. But from all 
dreams there is an awakening. He discovered that mathematics 
was a study only for the minds of the dull and tireless. He straight- 
way decided that the only road to fame lay in the research of natural 
science. But the road was long and hedged on all sides by the B. S. 
studies. Near the beginning was a narrow gate and above it was 
the inscription PHYSICS ! and guarding this gate was a ferocious 
monster with long limbs and bulging eyes who demanded a pass 
from every weary traveler. He saw this apparition and turned back 
in dread. In vain he looked for some way to turn, but found none. 
He sought the Good Book for consolation and the following words 
came to his relief: " Dust thou art, and to dust thou shalt return." 
He immediately took up agriculture and as far as we know has found 
no more forbidding objects than his professors. He is now con- 
gratulating himself that he has unhitched his wagon from the stars 
and hooked up to a mule — Some have hopes for him yet. 



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We also have two who are given to seeing visions and dreaming 
dreams. One sees himself the rising lawyer of the future generation, 
and so great will be his persuasive ability that he will be able to 
change a straight wire into a corkscrew by mere argument. The 
other sees himself the only ' ' Simon Pure ' ' performer of miracles, 
but what Freshmen would call a "Sky Pilot" — No not an aviator, 
for the profession is altogether too recent for one so profound. — 
But the "Jimmies" follo^v their pleasant dreams. In vain they 
pursue the elusive Goddess of the forgotten languages. Yet these 
men have acquired great learning; from Latin they have come to 
realize the great importance and significance of the word "ego," 
and from Greek they have learned that French is the easier of the two. 

We are noted also for our men of persistence. For four long 
years one of us has chased the Bird that speaks all modern languages. 
Sometimes he has come to believe that this Bird must be a Parrot. 
But alas ! when he is nearly upon him and has him almost entangled 
in the meshes of the net of his knowledge and the Bird flies away with 
a mocking Caw ! Caw ! there is no doubt about the color of his feathers. 

There is yet another who has been with us for five years. He 
stays because of his love for drill, and his hopes of getting a corporal's 
commission. But alas! the rules governing the appointment of cor- 
porals read thus: 

" No man shall be appointed corporal ( 1 ) who has had previous 
experience in any military company — he must be green. (2) Un- 
less he is below the average in intelligence. (3) Unless he be con- 
ceited enough to believe that he only is the real article. (4) Un- 
less by his appointment the number of students at the University will 
be increased — especially in the sub-fresh Department and the Peda- 
gogical Course — and its political prestige in the State be furthered." 
He has given up all hopes. 

The rest of the Class have no besetting sins so may rest in peace. 

Of the classes in school at the present the Seniors are noted for 
their great learning — book-worms. The Subs got the highest num- 
ber of points at the track-meet — one point for each man who en- 
tered. The Sophs and Fresh are out of the question, there was not 
even a class rush between them. The Sophs had cold feet — the 
Fresh had cold feet. 

But the Juniors hold all records for foot ball. In our Freshman 
year there were eight of our men on the 'Varsitv; in our Sophomore 
year we had six there, and this year only five Juniors tried for the 
team and five Juniors made the team. Five of the men on the All- 
Florida foot ball team this 3'ear came from the fourteen men \vho 
compose the Junior Class at the L^niversity of Florida. 



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JUNIOR LAW CLASS HISTORY 




HE Junior Law Class leaves this short sketch of their 
hurried existence, in order for you to know, that the 
class of Nineteen-twelve, left their "footprints on the 
sands of time." Perhaps the next freshet will erase 
these footprints, perhaps the Juniors of next year will 
so far overshado\v us, as to cause us to be forgotten, but, neverthe- 
less we will live happily ^vith the consolation that we have no one 
to blame but ourselves. 

We will not soon forget the pleasant hours we have spent with 
the Seniors, listening to their long discussions, on subjects, although 
beyond our comprehension, we knew were terrible in their magni- 
ficence. Nor, will it be easy for us to banish from our memory the 
many and pleasant hours spent with the faculty. 

Perhaps, you will think this history incomplete without personal 
mention of some of our most conspicious members, but, from our 
President, the genial " Dick " to the lowest among us, it would be 
hard indeed to select anyone deserving especial praise without feeling 
that we had overlooked a man equally meriting it. 

Our class as a whole has maintained a high average in all its 
studies, and if it be true, that "The boy is the father of the man," 
the class of Nineteen-twelve bids fair, to send forth some of the 
ablest legal talent of the next generation. 

Although our task has been to follow and not to lead, to take 
counsel and not to give it, we realize as we advance to take the place 
of the Seniors, that our duties will become more solemn, our task 
more difficult. And, we cannot help but feel, perhaps because of 
our deep friendship, that our task has been rendered easier, our 
burden has been lessened, for the reason that our Senior brothers 
have gone before us and blazed the trail. 

All of our remembrances and pleasant recollections are stimu- 
lated and nurtured when we realize, that we still have another year 
at the University. 

J. R. E. 



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THE NIGHT WIND 



The night wind came up at the noon of the night, 
And he sang in the tree top so gray and so bare, 

A brave anthem for freedom for you and for me, 
With the spirit of God riding forth on the air. 



But I heard not the voice calling down from the sky. 
For the rattle of the windows, the moan of the sea. 

The groaning of tree tops, the swish of the rain, 
Filled my mind with forebodings of evil to be. 

Much my life has been like to the wind in the night, 
It has promise of honor and freedom to gain. 

If I let but the tones of the anthem it sings 

Take the place of the rattle and roar of the rain. 



Pluck up courage, sad heart, when the rain is past by. 
Comes the gentle voice as it came to the seer 

In the mouth of the cave, when he covered his face 
From the things of the earth, for his Lord to appear. 



E. E. MACY. 



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THE SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY 




HE Class of 1913 commenced in the latter end of Sep- 
tember 1909, when thirty green, uncouth Freshmen 
passed out from the Examination Committee. They 
were taken in charge by their elder brothers, the Class 
of 1912, and were shown the whys and wherefores of 
University Life. 

The 1912 Class that evening put the 1913 Class through a stage 
of initiation, which although it did not prove very pleasant to the 
latter, yet proved very beneficial ; for some of the so-called freshness 
was rapidly eliminated. 

Within a short space of time, the class of 1913 showed its busi- 
ness capacity by organizing. They elected officers to steer them 
through the ensuing year. R. L. Jarrell was elected president, and 
A. G. Shands was elected secretary and treasurer. These officers 
showed throughout the year that the confidence of the class in their 
ability had not been misplaced. 

In athletic lines five men were on the foot ball team. These 
were Tenney, Moody, Pile, Waggener and Edgerton. Four repre- 
sented the class on the base ball team. These were Tenney, Smith, 
Davis and Edgerton. The gymnasium representatives were five in 
all. These were A. G. Shands, E. G. Curry, Tenney, Rowlette and 
Mcintosh. The participants in track events for the class were Davis, 
K. G. Curry, Tenney, Wilson, Rowlette, Brooks, Henry, Wager, 
Finney, Pile and Edgerton, eleven in all. These men made a better 
average than any other class in the track events. 

In oratory the class was represented in a Declamation contest at 
commencement against the class of 1912 by Jarrell, Henry, A. G. 
Shands and Treadwell. She lost the contest, but her men put forth 
a splendid display of speaking. 

The history so far, goes to show that an important part in events 
of 1909 and 1910 the class of '13 played. The second era of the 
class of '13 was entered upon September, 1910. Again the class 
went before the Examination Committee, having lost some of its 
members, but received new faces in addition. Barely had the class 
become comfortably settled in the routine of another year at the Uni- 
versity, when she organized. O. E. Barnes was elected president; 
R. B. Fuller, vice-president, and L. S. Lafitte secretary and treasurer. 

In Athletic lines up to date this year, the foot ball team was rep- 
resented by Davis, Edgerton, Rowlett, from the class of '13. 

Having entered as green as grass was ever green, in 1909, the 
members of the class are now as fine a set of looking fellows as ever 
walked the face of the earth, showing the genuine type of University 
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THE DOG-FENNEL 



Look kindly on the lowly weed, 
In the wayside gravel growing; 

It struggles on without our heed, 
It needeth not our sowing. 

With leaves of green and crown of white, 

With golden center glowing. 
It hides the barren earth from sight, 

Its modest merits showing. 



Thanks, thanks to thee, my humble friend. 
For the lesson thou art giving; 

For our lot here may be hard, 
Yet life is worth the living. 



E. E MACY. 



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THE FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY 




EPTEMBER the 27th was a great day for the University, 
for it witnessed not only the opening of the term, but 
also the birth of the class of ' 14. However, the Univer- 
sity, with the exception of the Freshmen themselves, 
does not seem to realize this fact. There have been few 
bonfires and little or no rejoicing, yet the class is begin- 
ning to come to the front in College affairs. It will make itself felt 
if only as a thorn in the side of Sophomores. This class is made up 
of new students, mostly. These are becoming thoroughly initiated 
into the new life, and are beginning to look forward to their next 
year in school, when they will have a chance to teach the lowly 
freshmen the ways which every one must learn. Each member of 
this year's class has had the word "rat" stamped upon his brain. 
They have all indulged in cold shower baths, running gauntlets and 
other unusual things at all hours of the night for unexplained rea- 
sons. While they have become accustomed to be dumped, they ob- 
ject to striking the ceiling during the operation. Another thing 
they would like to see omitted, is sleeping in dress uniforms. To a 
person who is not naturally stiff as a ramrod, this is extremely un- 
pleasant. The Sophs, who are always joking with Freshmen, are 
going about the campus talking about a class fight. While the 
gentle natures of the Freshmen scorns such a thing as an exhibition 
of the animal nature of man, the day is soon to come when their 
patience will be exhausted. Then when the cry of "mop up" is 
raised, the Sophomores will disappear, and their trails will lead to 
the tall timber. A careful search will then find them in the tops of 
said tall timber. The class of 1914 was represented on the foot ball 
team, and will be on the base ball team. However, the Freshmen 
have paid more attention to the things that are worth while, and 
have devoted more time to study than to athletics. As most of them 
are engineering students, descriptive geometry may have kept them 
from the gridiron and diamond; for it can take up any amount of 
time and energy. Still some went out "to be run into and devel- 
oped," as one of the Professors has put it. So this class will go 
on to graduation, large in numbers, merits and hearts. Its members 
call it the best in college, 

" But there's so much good in the worst of us. 
And so much bad in the best of us. 
That it hardly behooves any of us 
To talk about the rest of us." 

So instead of cheering for any individual class, first give nine 
"rahs" for Florida and nine for the Freshman class. May we all 
outguess the ' ' Profs ' ' and be Sophomores next year. 



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I knocked at the door of knowledge, 
And knowledge said, "come in." 

I left the street of ignorance, 
The street in which I'd been. 



I wandered down the hall of thought 

On study's roughened floor, 
And found common sense and knowledge 

Knocking at Wisdom's door. 



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THE SUB-FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY 




I HE Sub-Freshman Class launched its bark on the stream of 
' education, September 27, 1910, with some thirty-five 

souls on board. The thermometer of aristoracy and 
self-importance stood at one hundred and five in the 
shade on starting, but before twenty hours had flown, the 
mercury in the tube stood at zero in the sun. Gradually the number 
has diminished, until at the close of the first semester, thirty were 
left, who now feel that as Paul said: " All things must be proved," 
for " Things equal to the same thing are equal to each other," or 
that is what Mannig said, and he ought to know, since his intellect 
is sharpened by personal acquaintance with many among the "fair 
of earth." 

The Sub-Freshman Class is thoroughly organized. Who can 
ever forget that the shy, timed W. H. Wynn is President; that 
A. K. Harper, the man with the automobile, is Vice-President; and 
last, but by no means least, the sturdy Hancock of state wide foot 
ball fame, is Secretary and Treasurer? 

In calling the roll of things accomplished, one is comforted by 
such names as Knowles, called ' ' Rat ' ' by the Sophomores, but 
known among the Sub-Freshmen as MivSter Knowles. It is an 
exciting event when Mr. Knowles, in words of five or six syllables, 
explains his views on English. At such times the audience sleeps 
with more than ordinary joy. All feel that Mister Knowles is 
destined to become immortal. And Ricou and Freeman the 
" Physics sharks," with what fluency they can explain gravity. It 
is a marvelous sight just to see them "shooting" the professor. 
The steely armed Hancock is the geometry shark. When he ex- 
plains that the square of the " Hippotamus " is equal to the sum of 
the squares of the other two sides, there is scarcely a dry eye in the 
audience, even the professor looks far from sad. Mr. Wynn is the 
historical shark, and he led these classes for the first semester. "Keep 
it up you pigeon-toed rat," as the Sophs would remark. And what 
shall we say of Rosborough, the dainty; and Feldman, the wise; 
Mershon, the soldier; Miller, the cheerful; Kilgore, the sad; Joyner, 
the eminent; Mcintosh, the lazy; and McElya, the frank. It is 
hoped, when with tears in their eyes. Ward, Spencer, Wahnish, 
Parazine, Dupree, Dean, Bishop, and Armstrong, say to the beloved 
professors: "We are indebted to you for all we know," that they 
will not answer: " Do not mention such a trifle, young men." 



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A SUB-FRESHMAN'S QUERY 

If you had a 'ittle boy 'est like me 
Would you make him wear his pants 

Up above the knee? 

Er would you get him high-topped boots, 

So ' at they would meet. 

Or would you leave a bare place 

'Tween his knees and feet? 



Would you buy him galluses, 

Some 'at he could stretch, 
And a pocket knife wif two blades 

Like Santa Claus'U fetch 
At Christmas time for all the boys 

'At love their uncle Jim? 
If you do that for your boy, 

Den I wish I's him. 



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Director of Experiment Station, 

Superintendent of Farmers' Institutes. 





JOHN M. SCOTT, B. S. 
Animal Industrialist and Asst. Director. 



A. W. BLAIR, A. M. 

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E. \V. JiEilGEH, Ph. D. 
Entomologist. 



MRS. E. \V. UKUGER. 
Librarian. 



B. F. FLOYD, A. M.: 
Plant Phy.siologist. 






A. I'. .SPENCER, M. S. 
Assistant in Extension Work. 



H. S. FAWCETT, M. S. 
Plant Pathologist. 



JOHN SCHNOBEL. 
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AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION 



A CONGRESSIONAL Act of 1887 provided for the estab- 
lishment of an Experiment Station in every State and 
Territory in the Union. This step led to the simultaneous 
founding of about fifty Experiment Stations in the United 
States, calling for not less than five hundred skilled work- 
ers. Under the conditions, it was found that so many 
skilled workers were not in the country. They had to be gradually 
trained. After about twenty years of work, it resulted that a fairly 
competent corps of Experiment Station workers had been trained, 
though much effort and money had been lost in hiring inefficient 
and untrained men in the beginning to do the work of specialists. 

We now have in the United States a large number of well or- 
ganized Experiment Stations, and a larger number of scientifically 
trained experts than are found elsewhere in the world. These ex- 
pert workers have made a profound change in agricultural methods 
and in agricultural advancement in the United States. Those States 
in the Union that had a comprehensive conception of the real mean- 
ing of an Experiment Station, were the first to establish well organ- 
ized and properly constituted Station staffs. These staffs were the 
first to do efficient and lasting work for their particular States, and 
naturally such States have developed more rapidly than those in 
which the corps of Experiment Station workers were chosen from 
among people who had no training for their special profession. 
Florida was fortunate in having connected wdth her Experiment 
Station from the beginning one or more men who were thoroughly 
trained, and who had the correct ideal of the Experiment Station in 
mind. These men are the ones who have produced for us results of 
lasting benefit. 

The Congressional Act, briefly stated, requires that the Experi- 
ment Station be an institution for the acquiring and diffusion of use- 
ful agricultural knowledge. Under these limitations, it is evident 
that whatever is done at the Experiment Station must in a measure 
add to the knowledge already in the possession of the people. Lines 
of work and problems that are already well known and well under- 
stood are not subjects for experimentation. Tersely stated, the Ex- 
periment Station is an institution for making agricultural investiga- 
tions. It should not for a moment be confused with an institution 
for the demonstration of agricultural processes. The work of dem- 
onstration belongs to another category of agricultural work. The 
work of acquiring new and useful agricultural knowledge, however, 
does not complete the labors of the Experiment Station. When the 



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knowledge has been acquired, it must be digested into suitable pub- 
lications for distribution, in order that it may be disseminated among 
the agricultural population of the State. For this purpose the Con- 
gressional Act provides that bulletins, not less than four in number 
per annum, and reports, at least once a year, shall be published. 

PUBLICATIONS 

The Florida Experiment Station has now published one hun- 
dred and five bulletins, one hundred and sixty-five press bulletins, 
and twenty-two annual reports. The total number of pieces of lit- 
erature that have been distributed in this way amounts to more than 
a million copies, approximately eighty thousand of which have been 
distributed during the last fiscal year. Measured by the number of 
pages of agricultural information, this would amount to several mil- 
lions. 

The aim of the Experiment Station is to bring to the aid of the 
agricultural people in the State the latest and most useful agricultural 
information. As the bulletins are published at intervals of about two 
or three months and the press bulletins published weekly, it is evi- 
dent that the advance in agricultural information is brought before 
the people immediately upon its discovery and substantiation. Nec- 
essarily, the acquiring of new knowledge in the agricultural line 
must be a slow and somewhat tedious process, since facts, after hav- 
ing been apparently discovered, must be tested out under varying 
conditions to assure the experiment worker that there is no mistake 
in his methods or in his reasoning. This requires not only that he 
should work out his plan, but also that he should repeat it afterwards 
under varying conditions to assure himself and his colleagues that 
what he is about to announce is true information and not misinfor- 
mation. 

LINES OF WORK. 

During a considerable portion of the history of the Florida Ex- 
periment Station, the investigators in the various laboratories were at 
the same time professors in the University and Agricultural College. 
This method, however, proved unsatisfactory, and the present Board 
of Control wisely separated the work of investigation from that of 
teaching. An investigator when absorbed with problems of investi- 
gation and discovery naturally becomes much interested in and en- 
thusiastic over the problem under investigation. If this line of in- 
vestigation must be broken into at regular intervals, and frequently 
during the same day, for purposes quite different from investigational 
work, it naturally interferes greatly with the carrying out of the inves- 
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who is thoroughly interested in his class-room work to abandon this 
work at frequent intervals in order that he may carry on a definite 
amount of investigational work that is required of him. In addition 
to this it is a rare person who possesses at once the necessary qualities 
for making first-class investigations and at the same time is a first- 
class instructor. It is a well-known fact among Experiment Station 
workers and among instructors in agricultural work that the best in- 
vestigators in the United States are by no means the best instructors, 
and on the other hand our best instructors in agricultural lines have 
produced little investigational work. 

The lines of investigation, as projected by the Florida Experi- 
ment Station, are somewhat different from those usually pursued by 
institutions of this kind. The \vorkers in the Experiment Station of 
Florida are now pursuing their studies on what is known as the pro- 
ject line; that is, certain lines of investigation which are most needed 
for the agricultural advancement of the State are suggested and for- 
mulated. The man best adapted and available for this line of work 
is then secured. This line of work is carried out regardless of its 
ramifications into various departments, the problem being followed 
to its logical conclusion. In the old ideal of the Experiment Station, 
the investigator was employed to carry out the work in a depart- 
mental way. Whenever his problem approached the field of another 
department, it must necessarily be dropped and the head of the de- 
partment in whose field the problem ramified took it up or left it un- 
touched. This worked greatly to the disadvantage of advancement 
in Experiment Station work during the first one or two decades of 
the existence of this institution. 

To bring this out more clearly, an illustration may be cited. A 
certain crop, we will say the lettuce crop, was found to be suffering 
severely from a disease. This, coming in the province of 
the department of the Plant Pathologist, the work was 
naturally taken up by him. In the thorough study of his 
work, he found that it was impracticable to control this 
disease by any means already known, and found that by breeding 
lettuce for a different shape and for a different character, it would be 
found possible to circumvent this trouble. The study of the disease 
fell clearly within the limits of the Plant Pathologist, but plant breed- 
ing was under the direction of the Horticulturist, and naturally it 
had to be dropped by the Plant Pathologist and the Horticulturist 
then took up the study. Of course the Horticulturist would have to 
spend much time in becoming acquainted with the conditions affect- 
ing the disease and the type of plant necessary for producing a resist- 
ant strain. Under the project plan, the Plant Pathologist takes up 



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the work, and when he finds that his problem carries him into the 
department of plant-breeding, he pursues it there to its successful 
termination. 

Pineapple Project — The investigations along this line were 
inaugurated nine years ago. A field was secured in the region where 
pineapples are the prevailing crop, near Jensen, Florida. This ex- 
periment was taken up with the view of determining what the effect 
\vould be of continuous fertilization of the pineapple field \vith certain 
chemicals ordinarily employed for this purpose. Chemical analyses 
of the soil \vere made at the beginning, and careful data taken of the 
work from the time of clearing the field and the setting out of the 
plants. During the nine years that this experiment was in progress 
six different bulletins on this subject were issued. 

The literature which publishes the results obtained gives the in- 
formation which is here summarized. 

The following is a brief summary of some of the most important facts 
brought out by the pineapple investigations that have been carried on by the 
Experiment Station during the last ten years : 

1. A thorough survey has been made of the principal pineapple soils of 
the State, including analyses of samples from nearly all of the pineapple-grow- 
ing sections. 

2. Seventeen varieties of pineapples have been described and chemical 
analyses have been made of twelve varieties. 

3. Methods of handling and marketing the crop have been fully de- 



A fairly complete bibliography of pineapple literature has been pub- 



scribed. 

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lished. 

5. Extensive fertilizer experiments have been conducted from which 
the following conclusions have been drawn: 

(a) Fine ground steamed bone and slag phosphate are best as sources of 
phosphoric acid; cottonseed meal, dried blood, and castor pomace are best as 
sources of nitrogen ; high-grade and low-grade sulphate of potash are best as 
sources of potash. 

(b) Nitrate of soda, acid phosphate, and kainit have not proven satis- 
factory. (While sulphate of ammonia was not used in the experiment, this 
material has in general practice been found unsuited to pineapple culture. 

(c) In case of shedded pineapples it has been found that it is profitable 
to use from 22S0 to 3750 pounds per acre annually of a complete fertilizer. 

(d) Analyses of a large number of fruits (Red Spanish) covering a 
period of four years show that the eating quality of the fruit is not affected by 
the kind of fertilizer used. 

(e) The sugar content of the fruit ( Red Spanish ) is slightly increased 
by the heavier fertilizer applications. 

(f) The large fruits contain a slightly higher percentage of sugar than 
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(g) The analyses of a large number of pineapple plants show that they 
contain sufficient fertilizing materials, nitrogen, phosphoric acid, potash, lime, 
and magnesia to make them of considerable value as a fertilizer. 

(h) With an increase of nitrogenous fertilizers there was found an in- 
crease of nitrates in the soil. 

(i) Nitrates are most abundant at the immediate surface. After a depth 
of one foot is passed the amount is very small. 

(j) Where the surface of the ground is not protected, the nitrates are 
much less abundant than where there is a covering of plants and decaying 
leaves. 

Citrus Project— This project has for its aim a thorough un- 
derstanding of the effects of certain chemical fertilizers upon citrus 
trees. For the purpose of carrying out this work, a contract lasting 
for ten years was entered into between the Experiment Station and 
the owner of a grove located near Tavares. At the termination of 
this period it is certain that the information in regard to the effect of 
citrus fertilizers on the plant will be quite as exact as that obtained 
from the pineapple work. 

Citrus Disease Project — This project includes the study of 
those diseases of citrus which are apparently due to some organic 
agency. As the projects are taken up with no knowledge as to the 
real cause of the disease, it is impossible to predict how long it will 
take to complete the work. One problem in this citrus disease 
project was taken up in 1907. It required the continuous work of 
the Plant Pathologist for over two years to determine beyond doubt 
what the agency was that caused the disease known as Scaly Bark. 
However, six months from the time the fungus agent was known 
beyond question of doubt, successful remedial measures had been 
worked out based upon the scientific information gotten by thorough 
laboratory methods. This disease had long been known to occur in 
citrus groves in a particular section of Florida, and for forty years 
the grove owners had attempted to combat the disease without this 
scientific knowledge, and no progress toward the elimination of the 
disease had been made. Within less than three years from the time 
of beginning his work on this subject, the Plant Pathologist had 
worked out practical and profitable remedies for this trouble. With- 
out a thorough scientific knowledge of the organism which caused 
the particular malady of the tree, it would probably have taken 
twenty or thirty years more to have hit upon a remedy for the trouble 
that would be at once practicable and satisfactory. 

Whitefly Project — The whitefly of the citrus tree is the 
most serious insect pest with which the Florida horticulturists and 
agriculturists have now to contend with. For over twenty-five 
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progress of the pest in infesting grove after grove has been in some 
years rapid, and in other years slow. At the present time every 
county in the state which makes citrus growing a leading crop is 
more or less infested. 

The artificial remedies which have been employed for the last 
t\venty-five years have proven themselves unsatisfactory and very ex- 
pensive. The Entomologist, therefore, bent his main energies 
toward securing natural remedies for this pest. Fortunately a num- 
ber of diseases of insects caused by fungi have been discovered in the 
State. These natural remedies when properly applied prove more 
satisfactory than the artificial remedies. Further investigations are 
being made with the view of securing predacious insects which may 
work on the white fly. 

Plant Nutrition Project — This project concerns itself with 
the discovering of the factors concerned in the protection of the 
health of plants. While it is important to know what we shall do 
when our plants are diseased, it is of greater importance to know 
what we shall do to keep the plants from becoming diseased. This 
project has its basis at the very foundation of plant and crop produc- 
tion. The effects and behavior of certain chemicals in connection 
with the growth and development of plants is studied. Special atten- 
tion is given to those chemicals which are most frequently employed 
in the fertilizer formulae. This line of work necessarily requires a 
considerable amount of study and work of a chemical nature on the 
one hand, together with much work of a microscopical nature on 
the other hand, the field being somewhat intermediate between that 
of the citrus fertilizer project and the plant disease project. 

Plant Breeding Project — The very rapid strides that have 
been made in agriculture by systematic plant breeding have made 
this an inviting and profitable field of investigation. Our knowledge 
is now so well formulated in plant breeding that the expert can often 
determine with mathematical precision what the results of a certain 
combination of characters will be. Many new and obscure factors 
in plant breeding still need to be explained and understood, and 
many new discoveries are just looming above our horizon. This 
line of work was begun about three years ago, using the velvet bean 
and Lyon bean as parents from which to begin our work in hybridiza- 
tion. As these two species have apparently not before come under the 
hands of plant breeders in civilized lands, they are especially adapted 
for the discovery of underlying principles. One striking point has 
come out in this work. The pod of the Lyon bean has only a slight 
down, while that of the velvet bean is covered with dark velvet. In 
the first generation of the hybrid, however, a thick coat of stinging 



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hairs is present on all the pods, though the second generation shows 
smooth, downy and velvet pods, as well as stinging. While this 
character in itself is of little moment, it is important from the plant 
breeder's standpoint, since the discovery of the principles underlying 
this sudden arising of stinging hairs in the progeny, will enable us to 
understand variations of other plants that have not heretofore been 
clear. The plant-breeder is dealing with heredity, a principle that 
is more mysterious than electricity, less understood than wireless 
telegraphy, and which offers possibilities of being utilized for the 
production of untold wealth. An illustration of this kind may be 
taken from the plant-breeding work done by the Assistant Secretary 
of Agriculture while connected with the Minnesota Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station. During the time that Prof. Hays was at the Ex- 
periment Station he produced a new strain of wheat by applying 
breeding methods to the old wheats already grown there. The 
profits arising from the use of this new wheat amounted to four mil- 
lion dollars during a single year in Minnesota. The velvet bean in 
Florida is another proof of how an apparently unimportant species of 
plant may become of great value to the people when worked at from 
a scientific standpoint. Eighteen years ago, when the Experiment 
Station took up the study of the velvet bean, this plant was little 
more than an arbor or trellis vine. During the subsequent years, 
thorough studies have been made as to its possible value as feed and 
its value as a soil renovator and fertilizer, it being well known that 
plants of this particular order are able to conv^ert the nitrogen of the 
atmosphere into a combination that is suitable for food for other 
plants. During the eighteen years of experimentation the plant has 
risen from a merely ornamental vine, until it now occupies the 
seventh place among our agricultural crops. With the work of plant 
breeding that is now being done by the Experiment Station, it is 
reasonable to expect this plant may occupy a place second only to 
corn and cotton in Florida. 

Animal Husbandry Project — The feeding of domestic ani- 
mals has been experimented upon so long that the methods are now 
reduced to exact formulae when the common feeds are used. The 
feeds produced for stock in Florida are almost without exception 
different from those that occur in other States, being for the most 
part introductions from foreign countries and mostly from countries 
that do not have well organized Experiment Stations. Consequently, 
a large number of plants that are used for feed and forage in Florida 
have not had accurate estimations made of their value for this pur- 
pose. It behooves us, therefore, to ascertain what the values of 
these different forage crops are, when used for the production of 
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completed which show the great importance that this Hne of work 
has in the development of Florida agriculture. It has been demon- 
strated beyond a doubt that good beef can be produced as cheaply in 
Florida as anywhere; that the fattening period for the production of 
beef is shorter in Florida than in other States; that the daily gain 
per thousand pounds of live weight is greater than may be expected 
by the northern feeder; and that a proper combination of corn, 
velvet beans in the pod, sorghum, and Japanese cane will give excel- 
lent results. It has been shown that in feeding for milk the same 
combinations can be successfully used. 

EXPERIMENT STATION BUILDING 

The Legislature of 1907 appropriated forty thousand dollars for 
the erection of an Experiment Station Building. Unfortunately the 
revenues of the State did not permit the carrying out of the will of 
the Legislature. However, the Legislature of 1909 re-enacted the 
laws governing the appropriation for the Experiment Station Build- 
ing. During the year 1910 this building was erected and completed. 
The Experiment Staff and the Extension Staff now find themselves 
comfortably housed in the splendidly equipped building. Compe- 
tent authorities on Experiment Station buildings have pronounced 
this building one of the best adapted to the needs of our work that 
is to be found in the southern States. We can therefore be justly 
proud of our State in giving to the University one of the best build- 
ings of its kind that occurs in our Southland. 

First Floor — On the first floor of the Experiment Station 
Building are the Director's office and laboratory, the office of the 
Secretary and Stenographer, the office of the Extension Workers, 
and the office of the Gardener, as well as the laboratories of the 
Chemical Department. 

Second Floor — On the second floor are found the library, a 
very commodious room, large enough to meet all the needs of the 
Experiment Station, and an Exhibits' Room at the west end of the 
hall. In this latter will be found specimens of agricultural and 
horticultural products of the State, as well as exhibits of the work 
done by the several Departments in the Experiment Station. This 
feature is of special value to visitors to the University and to the 
State It gives a quick and comprehensive view of the many kinds 
of agricultural products that we have in the State. On this same 
floor are located the offices of the Animal Industrialist, the Bulletin 
Mailing room, and the office and laboratory of the Assistant Botanist 
and Editor. 

Third Floor — On this floor are found the offices and labora- 
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gational work is being carried on. Adjoining the Entomological 
Department is found the Department of Plant Pathology, In this 
the Plant Pathologist and his Assistant are making researches into 
the plant diseases that are found in Florida. At the west end of the 
hall are the laboratory and offices of the Plant Physiologist. Across 
from this laboratory is a well equipped and well lighted Photo- 
graphic Laboratory. This laboratory is used by all of the workers 
of the Experiment Station and Extension Division. 

EXTENSION DIVISION 

It is the aim of the University of Florida to be of service to every 
man, woman and child located within the borders of our State. Were 
the activities of the University confined to its campus, this would be 
impossible of fulfillment. Consequently, it has established an Exten- 
sion Division in order to serve as many people in the State as possible. 

Farmers' Institutes — The Extension Division includes, first, 
the department of Farmers' Institutes, which busies itself with the 
dissemination of useful and practical information obtained through 
the Experiment Station, through the U. S. Department of Agricul- 
ture, and from the large amount of literature received from all Ex- 
periment Stations of the United States. As well as from all the trop- 
ical countries. The Farmers' Institute corps is composed of Uni- 
versity-trained men and skilled agriculturists, who bring the latest 
scientific information to the farmers in all parts of the State. There 
is an urgent demand for such information, a demand due in particu- 
lar to Florida's increasing agricultural growth and the wide desire 
for reliable information on agricultural matters on the part of the 
new settlers and prospective farmers from our northern and western 
States. The popularity of this work has been growing since its be- 
ginning, and at the present time is great. During the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1908, there were 4,491 in attendance; during the 
second year there were 5,576 in attendance; during the third year 
there were 9,021 in attendance; and for the year beginning July 1, 
1910, up to March 1, there have been 10,838 in attendance on the In- 
stitutes. Thus there has been a total attendance during the three 
years and eight months of 29,926. 

The Extension Division, in addition to sending out members of 
its staff to hold Farmers' Institutes, has also printed some of the 
lectures delivered at these Institutes in the form of Farmers' Insti- 
tute Bulletin 3. This publication has proven itself so popular that 
the first edition was completely exhausted within less than a month 
from the time it was received from the press, though it was supposed 
by the management of the Institute work that the edition was large 
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Boys' and Girls' Corn Clubs — During the year 1910, Dr. J. 
F. Kelly, County Superintendent of Alachua county, invited the 
Extension Division to co-operate with him in holding Boys' and 
Girls' Corn Clubs in the public schools of Alachua county. This 
work was most successfully carried out under the leadership of Dr. 
Kelley and J. J. Vernon, Dean of the College of Agriculture. The 
success attained with the Boys' Corn Clubs was so great that insistant 
demand came for a continuation of the work in 1911. This work is 
now so thoroughly established in Alachua county that there is little 
likelihood of discontinuing it. 

Correspondence Courses — The correspondence courses in 
the ExteUvSion Division have been continued under the leadership of 
Prof. J. J. Vernon. This course has for its object the training in 
agriculture of those who are unable to attend the University in per- 
son. Being carried on by correspondence, this has entailed a great 
amount of work, but it has been productive of correspondingly ben- 
eficial results to the students. 

It is hoped and expected that the Extension work in the Uni- 
versity will be enlarged from year to year until it shall cover many 
more lines of work; not confining itself to agriculture, but taking in 
other fields, as home-building, shop work, engineering, and in fact 
all lines of special activities carried out in the State of Florida. This 
ideal cannot be attained in one year or two years, but will require 
long continued and steady growth to reach. When this shall have 
been accomplished, the University will, we hope, be serving every 
man, woman and child in the State of Florida. 




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THE IVY 

The Florida Pennant 

Fare thee well, dear Alma Mater, 

Parting's hour is drawing nigh, 
And with loving thoughts we crown thee 

As we say our last good-bye. 
May thy walls be wreathed with ivy, 

Which, when we are parted far. 
Still will flourish as an emblem 

That thy hope may be our star. 



As this ivy climbeth upward. 

Strengthening with the lengthening years. 
So our memories cling more firmly. 

Brighter still thy name appears. 
To our hearts which hold thee ever 

With a reverence tender, warm. 
Be the ways that lie between us. 

Bright with sunshine, dark with storm. 

May thy walls be wreathed with ivy 

As we would crown with praise thy name, 
Tho' the garlands we may bring thee 

May not all be plucked with fame. 
We would mingle with the laurel. 

Moss and roses fresh with bloom. 
As with glory's flame we'd mingle 

The mild radiances of home. 



Oh, how short seem now the seasons, 

Fruitful years and blithely sped. 
Here within thy loved chambers. 

Bright with streams that hope has bred. 
As in the real world we enter. 

May we guard thy ideal well ; 
As this ivy be our memory — 

Alma Mater, fare thee well. 



A SENIOR. 



Ag. Fresh — Professor, wjiat is this humerus the farmers talk about 
getting into their soil? 

Prof. Vernon — It is decayed vegetation they work into the soil to tickle 
the crops and make them grow. 



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TO A FADED VIOLET 

The Florida Pennant 

Although 'twas many years ago, 

It seems like yesterday, 
My sweetheart pinned upon my coat 

A violet blue and gay, 
That love was true but did not last; 

It died within the hour. 
The violet, like the love, died too, 

And left this faded flower. 



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dear 



That little girl that seemed 

Has drifted far away; 
But this dear bloom I've always kept, 

And here it is today. 
That youthful love has long been lost, 

It lasted as a shower; 
I may love other maidens fair. 

But I'll keep this "faded flower." 



H. A. F. 



First Rat — I am going to take to Dr. Farr's Teu-tonic course. 

Second Rat — Goodness, have you the chills and fever, too? 

Since Douglas' entrance in college. Dr. Murphree has ordered new 
entrance requirements ; that each boy wishing to enter the University must 
send a photograph ahead. 



THE GIRL ON THE DOLLAR 



When my other girl has kicked me 
And I don't know what to do, 

I go to the girl on the dollar. 
For she's always been true. 

She does just as I want her to do. 
She goes with me everywhere. 

She gives me everything I eat 
And everything I wear. 

I wouldn't give her for all the girls 
That ever walked the earth. 

For really she's the only one 

Whose weight in gold she's worth. 



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GOD O'ER ALL 



In the bleak and chilly autumn, 

When the leaves are turning brown, 

The bluebird wanders Southward 
From the hedge-rows and the down. 



The red-breast and the blue-jay 
Have gone from out the wood; 

The squirrel shivers as he runs 
And stores his winter food. 



The " Bob-White " whirrs across the snow 

To distant fields of corn, 
Where the slothful farmer left his crops 

Which should be in the barn. 



But, when the white robed winter 
Has spread his shroud o'er all, 

The chick-a-dee still whistles 

From the wood his plaintive call. 



The God who makes the winter 
With its shroud of pearly snow 

Will temper still for his shorn lambs 
The coldest winds that blow. 



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YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 



CABINET 

President, W. B. Hilton. Vice-President, G. J. Grace. 

Secretary, F. J. Frei. Treasurer, T, D. Felton. 

Dr. J. A. Thackston, Chairman Advisory Board. 

U. R. Blount, Chairman Personal Workers' Group. 

L. A. Perkins, Chairman Bible Study Committee. 

R. R. Taylor, Chairman Religious Meetings Committee, 

Fred Hock, Chairman Membership Committee. 

S. Macintosh, Chairman Social Committee. 

O. W. Dram, Chairman Special Work Committee. 

Fred Mason, Chairman Prayer Band Groups. 

O. F. Burger, Chairman Finance Committee. 

Sidney Godwin, Business Manager Student Hand Book. 

R. M. Sealey, Reporter Y. M. C. A. News. 

J. A. Williams, Pianist. 

A, E. Booth, Pianist. 

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Dr. Murphree. Dr. Thackston. Prof. Fawcett. 

A branch of the college division of the Young Men's Christian 
Association of America, has existed at the University of Florida since 
the opening of the institution, and has had upon its rolls a large per 
cent, of the students and the faculty. 

As its name denotes, the object of the Y. M. C. A. is, first of 
all, to bring together the Christian students of the University into a 
definite organization which shall serve as a centre of religious life 
upon the campus and as a channel of communication with similar 
organizations through the college world. Thus banded together, 
they receive help and encouragement from each other in their 
struggle and temptations; and through concerted effort and under 
proper leadership, they are enabled more effectually to extend their 
influence for good. 

While as yet the Y. M. C. A. has no suitable headquarters 
(though it is hoped that this may soon be remedied by Christian 
generosity throughout the State), its activity extends in several direc- 
tions. A regular meeting is held every Sunday afternoon in the 
University Chapel where a talk from some student, member of the 
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of scripture. These talks are usually plain, practical discussions of 
the difficulties which beset the student trying to lead a Christian life. 
Bible classes under suitable leadership are also organized and a 
zealous and intelligent study of various aspects of the Scriptures is 
being pushed with enthusiasm. In addition, the Association gives 
annually a reception to welcome the new students and through its 
various committees seeks to help the new man over the initial diffi- 
culties and embarrassments incident to entering the University. The 
work of the Association would be greatly facilitated and its useful- 
ness extended if a suitable building could be provided by voluntary 
contributions from the Christian people of the State. 

All students are eligible to membership, and the Association is 
desirous of including every young man attending the University 
upon its rolls. 

Only active members of evangelical churches can hold offices 
or cast a ballot, but all other privileges are cordially extended to the 
whole student body. 

BIBLE STUDY 

There are two great factors in a man's development, neither of 
which can be neglected and at the same time give us a full, well 
developed manhood. 

These two are education and religion. Education gives insight 
while religion gives appreciation. The University and Y. M. C. A. 
must stand for both to be true to their mission. The curriculum 
stands primarily for the first, while its many varied moral lessons 
and the study of The Book, the Bible, give the second. We must 
know the Bible, to be educated, and must adapt our lives to its 
teachings to be religious. 

The Y. M. C. A., recognizing this, has been conducting during 
most of the year two Bible study classes. One for the Juniors, 
Seniors and Graduate students, the other for the lower classmen. 
The first is devoting its time to the study "The Bible, Its Origin 
and Nature," by Dr. Marcus Dods. In this class the fellows are 
brought to appreciate more and more the fact that the Bible should 
and can be accepted as a guide by college. 

The lower classmen are studying the Life of Paul and are there 
getting ideals that can not fail to uplift. 

We most earnestly ask all University fellows to come and join us. 



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SOCIETY 






PRESIDENTS. 






Phil S. May, 




B. G. Langston, 

MEMBERS. 




L. A. Perkins. 


Bird, T. B. 




Henderson, R. P. 




Mason, F. R. 


Booth, A. E. 




Horton, H. W. 




McEIya, N. 


Bryant, T. W. 




Howard, G. L. 




Mcintosh, S. F. 


Butler, J. 




Howze, J. A. 




Mills, W. 


Cox, H. R. 




Jarrell, R. L. 




Morgan, L. R. 


Douglass, R. C. 




Johnson, L. F. 




Overman, C. H. 


Embry, J. A. 




Knowles, G. B. 




Owens, F. E. 


Felton, T. D. 




Knowles, H. P. 




Sealey, R. M. 


Fuller, R. B. 




Lafitte, L. S. 




Storter, N. S. 


Gist, J. F. 




LaRoche, C. C. 




Taylor, R. R. 


Godwin, S. W. 




Leitner, S. 




Tenney, L. E. 


Goulding, R. L. 




Macintosh, S. . 




White, R. R. 


Grace, J. T. 




Macy, E. E. 




Williams, J. A. 



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OFFICERS. 

President W. A. Surrency 

Vice President Cason 

Attorney General Walker 

Secretary and Treasurer .... Moon 

MEMBERS. 

Faculty : 

Dean A. J. Farrah, Prof. Trussler, Prof. Kixmiller. 
Students : 

L. E. Wade, T. S. Trantham, Devane, Mershon, Greene, Roland, 
Crocker, Stewart, Hathaway, Buie, King, Hul^aker, Greene, Floyd; John- 
ston, Crews, Epperson, Randall, Keene, Keene, Ed. ; Bullock, Lester, 
Rivers, Bowers, Carter, Osborne, Mathis. 



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THE TRANSIT CLUB 

N the spring of 1909, as the flowers and the trees were 
bursting into blossom and bloom, the Civil Engineering 
students of this institution met, and under the able leader- 
ship of the loving Captain, perfected 
known as the The Transit Club. Our 
guided over the storm seas of the year 
W. Gric Gibbs. Following this year we had as 
Transit Man, Major R. Dennis Rader. Following Major Rader's 
term, in the year 1910-11, our ship was steered by none other than 
the Right Reverend D. Starke Perry. 

It is with tears in our eyes that we note the loss to our depart- 
ment our friend, instructor and advisor and well-beloved Captain. 
But as the fading sun was setting in the west, behold to the eastward 
arose another sun, more youthful and more sublime than that which 
had passed. Since his arrival and under his able leadership the Club 
has been able to make rapid progress towards that high and inevitable 
standard which we, as engineers, are some day predestined to reach. 
In him we have found a friend and tutor who was far beyond our 
expectations. We hope that the years which are to come will be as 
bright and profitable as those which have passed. With this we bid 
you all a fond adieu and close our tale of woe. 

*' The Trio." 

D. Starke Perry, Royal High Transit Man 

J. P. Hunter, Royal High Levelman 

C. Henry Overman, . . . Royal High Recorder and Keeper of the Seal 
T. David Felton Ordinary Rodman 

HONORARY MEMBERS 



Major E. S. Walker. 
Dr. J. R. Benton. 



W. L. Seeley. 

Professor A. J. Weichardt 
Captain N. H. Cox. 



NON-RESIDENT MEMBERS 



W. W. Gibbs, Florida. 
R. D. Rader, Phillippines. D. F. Thomas, Florida. 

W. C. Taylor, Phillippines. H. L. Thompson, Florida. 



Blount. 

Bouis. 

Felton. 

Fuller. 

Howze. 



MEMBERS 




Hunter. 


Swanson. 


Overman. 

Perry. 

Rowlett. 


Tenney. 

Thrasher. 

Treadwell 


Simpson 


White. 



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THE LORD KELVIN ENGINEERLVG SOCIETY 

Fred J. Frei, President 

N. S. Storter, Vice-President 

E. R. Wager, Secretary and Treasurer 

S. Macintosh, Reporter 

The Lord Kelvin Engineering Society is formed by a group of 
the students in these Hues. The society meets every alternate Thurs- 
day for the purpose of social intercourse and improvement of general 
knowledge along Engineering lines. Discussions of the Engineer- 
ing problems of the day are held by the members, who give their 
views on the question, and thus look at the problem from all sides. 
Valuable information and statistics are gained from these talks. A 
member is selected every meeting to be prepared with a paper to be 
read at the next meeting. When the time comes around, he is 
allowed thirty minutes for reading his work, and then it is left for 
open discussion. 

The Society will have a number of interesting lectures on the 
subject of Engineering by members of the faculty. Some of these 
will be illustrated by lantern slides. All agree that the work of the 
Society is most successful and instructive. 



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OFFICERS. 






R. M. Sealey ..... 


President 




E. E. Macy 


, . Vice-President 




F. R. Mason 


Secretary-Treasurer 




Dr. J. A. Thackston . . . 


Critic 




MEMBERS. 






L. R. Bevis 


Walter B. Hilton 




F. J. Bevis 


R. L. Joyner 




P. D. Bullard 


G. B. Knowles 




A. C. Crews 


T. C. Ray 




R. Lee Goulding 


J. F. Russ 




G. J. Grace 


C. S. Swilley 




J. T. Grace 


J. Angus Williams 




NON RESIDENT MEMBERS. 




R. A. Dukes 


J. A. McKinney 




W. C. Finney 


J. G. Malphurs 




T. G. Futch 


L. J. Miller 




R. L. Grace 


P. C. O' Haver 




R. A. Greene 


L. A. Pinholster 




J. M. Syfrett 





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HE Teachers' Club of the University of Florida is made 
up of teachers, those who are preparing to teach, and 
others who are interested in the work. Most of the 
members are students in the Department of Education. 
The Club was organized in 1910 and is now a perma- 
nent feature of our college life. Meetings are held weekly which 
are always interesting and profitable. From the great interest shown 
by the members it is reasonable to predict that the Club will gain in 
strength from year to year. The purposes of the Club are, to pro- 
mote interest in the profession of teaching; to study and discuss 
questions of vital interest to the educational world ; and to help us as 
teachers to know each other and our work better. We attribute 
much of our success as a Club to the untiring interest shown in our 
work and the constant aid given us by the Head of our Department, 
Dr. John A. Thackston. 




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MEMBERS. 



Becker, N. A. 
Bevis, F. J. 
Blount, U. R. 
Booth, A. E. 
Casler, E. T. 
Elliot, W. G. 
Farr, J. W. 
Grace, G. J. 
Grace, J. T. 
Goulding, R. L. 
Jacobson, J. E. 



A. A. Murphree. 



Mays, D. H. 
Perkins, L. A. 
Poage, W. B. 
Price, T. E. 
Taylor, R. R. 
Trantham, T. S. 
Wager, E. R. 
Wahnish, S. A. 
Ward, S. R. 
Webb, Q. C. 
Williams, J. A. 



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AGRICULTURAL CLUB 




"T HE AGRICULTURAL CLUB is a student organization 
for the benefit of those taking work in Agricultural 
courses. Much interest was shown in the many good 
talks that were given by members of the faculty, mem- 
bers of the Experiment Station staff, and by the students 
throughout the year. Relations have been established with the As- 
sociation of Agricultural College Clubs. This will be a great benefit 
to the Club in the future. 

OFFICERS 

R. p. Price, President 

C. W. DeLong, Vice-President 

F. W. Hock, Secretary and Treasurer 

MEMBERS OF EXPERIMENT STATION STAFF 

Rolphs, p. H. Fawcett, H. S. Dickerson, Alfred 



McQuarrie, C. K. 
Floyd, B. F. 

Vernon, J. J. 
Flint, E. R. 



Scott, J. M. 
Schnaubel, John 

MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 



Burger, O. F. 
Loftin, U. C. 



Floyd, W. L. 
Maltby, R. D. 



STUDENT MEMBERS 



Baker, A. A. 


Fryer, H. W. 


Manning, C. W. 


Bourlay, F. H. 


Gist, J. F. 


Price, R. P. 


Cochran, D. D. 


Grace, J. T. 


Soar, I. E. 


Davis, C. E. 


Hock, F. W. 


Stokes, F. Y. 


DeLong, C. W. 


King, R. L. 


Webb, Q. C. 


Frei, F. J. 




Zetrouer, A. J. 



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FRATRES IN UNIVERSITATE 

W. B. Hilton E. E. Macy C. O. Rivers 

FRATRES IN FACULTATE 



A. A. Murphree, M. A. LL. D. 
A. J. Farrah, M. A., LL. M. . 
J. R. Benton, M. A., Ph. D. 
J. J. Vernon, B. Agr., M. S. A. 



N. H. Cox, B. S. 
J. M. Scott, B. S. 
R. D. Maltby, B. S. 
G. E. Pile 



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GERMAN CLUB 

E. A. Taylor. President 

R. W. Shackleford, Vice-President 

O. E. Barnes, .... Secretary and Treasurer 
R. B. Fuller, Floor Manager 

MEMBERS 

Carter, S. L. 

Drane, O. W. Perkins, L. A. 

Helm, R. Pinckney, E. H. 

Henderson, C. W. Shands, A. G. 

Henderson, R. P. Shands, J. W. 

Jarrell, R. L. Taylor, J. G. 

King, R. Trantham, S. 

May, P. S. Walker, W. S. 

Palmer, D. Wynn, W. H. 



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THE DRAMATIC CLUB 

L. A. Perkins, President 

R. L. Jarrell, Manager 



MEMBERS 



Fuller 

Henderson 

King 

May 

Price 

Pinckney 



Robertson 

Sealey 

Shackleford 

Trantham 

Walker 

Wynn 



HONORARY MEMBERS 

Miss Mary Baird Miss Elanor Crom 

Miss Anna Fowler Miss Dorothy Gunn 



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THE GOBBLERS 



Motto — " Duty Before Pleasure." 




HE Gobblers is an organization whose purpose is to pro- 
mote the interests of the University in general, and the 
welfare of the students in particular. Unlike most or- 
ganizations of its kind, it is open to all members of the 
University except the Sub-Freshmen, and at times on 
account of special merit, they are allowed to come under the pro- 
tecting wings of the Gobblers. Primarily the Gobblers is an organi- 
zation of the students, but members of the Faculty are allowed to 
join when they are invited to do so by a majority of the old mem- 
bers. The new students will receive special attention by being 
members of this organization, and all the old members will take 
great pleasure in making the new boys feel at home. 



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THE FUNNEL GANG 



Baker, A. A., "Big Bake" 
Bamberg, C. S., "Bam" 
Bouis, H. E., "Sarah" 
Bryant, T. W., "Tommie" 
Buie, A. P., "Sam" 
Davis, A. G., "Rat" 
Felton, T. D., "Td." 
Grace, G. J., "Granny" 
Jacobson, J. E., " Jakie" 
Perkins, L. A., "Parson" 
Shackleford, R. W., "Shack" 
Storter, N. S., "Bogator" 
Taylor, E. A., "Dummy" 
Simpson, C. C, "Rube" 



Southerland, Florida 

Jasper, 

Jacksonville, 

Lakeland, 

Bell, 

Chipley, 

Oldtown, 

Graceville, 

Jacksonville, 

Tallahassee, 

Tallahassee, 

Everglade, 

Gainesville, 

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ALPHA TAU OMEGA 



Founded in 1865 at V. M. I. 



Colors — Sky Blue and Old Gold. 

Flower — White Tea Rose. 

Publication — The Palm. 



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ALPHA TAU OMEGA ALPHA OMEGA 






CHAPTER 


Established 1884 


FRATER IN FACULTATE 




Enoch Marvin 


Banks, Professor of History and Economics 

FRATRES IN URBE 




James Chestnut 


Henry Baker 




Glenn Stringfellow Dan Carleton 




Harry Coe 


Henry Davis 
J. A. Phifer 

FRATRES IN UNIVERSITATE 




Phil May 


Denham Palmer 




Romero Sealey 


Luther Mershon 




Otis Barnes 


Sim Trantham 




Gene Casler 


Bob Taylor 




Glover Taylor 


Charile Manning 




Foster Davis 


Ed. Pinckney 




Fred Cason 


Moseley Collins 




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KAPPA ALPHA 



(Southern) 



Founded at Washington and Lee in 1865. 



Colors — Crimson and Old Gold. 

Flowers — Red Rose and Magnolia. 

Publication — Kappa Alpha Journal. 



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1904 


5LISHED 


FRATRES 


IN FACULTATE 


A. A. Murphree 


W. 


S. Perry 


G. E. Pile 




FRATRES IN URBE 




s. 


Graham 




C. A. Pounds 






W. A. Shands 


J. S. Shands 






G. Younglove 


FRATRES ] 


[N UNIVERSITATE 


Preston B. Bird 






Charles M. Moon 


Thomas B. Bird 






W. F. Robertson 


John A. Embry 






William H. Reynolds 


R. Barnwell Fuller 






Robt. W. Shackleford 


Edward B. Green 






Alvin G. Shands 


C. William Henderson 




Joseph W. Shands 


John A. Henderson 






Roscoe N. Skipper 


Robt. P. Henderson 


,Jr. 




Earl A. Taylor 


R. Lee Jarrell 






W. Stanton Walker 




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(Southern) 



Founded at the University of Virginia in 1868. 



Colors — Garnet and Old Gold. 

Flowers — Lily of the Valley and Gold Standard Tulip. 

Publication — The Shield and Diamond. 



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ALPHA ETA CHAPTER OF PI KAPPA ALPHA 



Established 1904 



FRATER IN UNIVERSITATE 

C. L. Crow 

FRATRES IN URBE 

A. G. Vidal E. D. McRae 

FRATRES IN UNIVERSITATE 

H. Earle Bouis J. P. Hunter 

W. E. Christain W. O. Ray 

L. J. Johnson C. H. W. Read 

J. A. Waggener 



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ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

President, C. C. Epperson 

Vice-President, B. G. Langston 

Treasurer, E. A. Taylor 

Captain Foot Ball team, E. A. Taylor 

Captain Base Ball team, D. M. Buie 

Manager Foot Ball team, . . . . R. G. Johnston 
Manager Base Ball team, R. B. Fuller 

WEARERS OF "F" 

FOOT BALL 

Baker, A. A. F Manning, C. W. 

Buie, A. P. F Storter, N. 8. 

Davis, F. G. F Swanson, T. J. 

Edgerton, D. C. F* Taylor, E. A. 

Hancock, Roy. F Tenney, L. E. 

Johnson, Leslie. F Shackleford, R. W. 

Johnston, R. G. F* Waggener, J. A. 

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Bouis, H. E. F*** Hunter, J. P. 

Davis, F. G. F Langston, B. G. 

Edgerton, D. C. F* Price, W. C. 

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G. E. PILE, Coach. 



R. G. JOHNSTON, Manager. 



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A FOOT BALL MARTYR 



He went away that fateful day, 

His head erect and proud; 
His eye was bright, his step was light. 

His brow was free from cloud. 
His handsome face, his manly grace, 

His perfect figure strong. 
Caught many an eye admiringly 

As he passed the streets along. 

When he came back — alas the wrack. 

He was a fearsome sight, 
Gone were his toes and half his nose; 

Both of his eyes were shut up tight. 
Left was one tooth, his ribs, forsooth. 

Were stove in on each side. 
And which was mud and which was blood 

Had closest look defied. 



The doctors said they'd sew his head. 

Cut off a leg or so; 
That though the knife, he would through life 

A human remnant go. 
He tried for speech— they bent to reach 

The feeble message there — 
To ones most dear, this did they hear: 

"We won, and I don't care." 



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THE VARSITY FOOT BALL TEAM 

N. S. Storter, Center 

A. A. Baker, Right Guard 

Roy Hancock, Right Tackle 

A. P. Buie, Right End 

W. S. Walker, :■ . Left Guard 

J. A. Waggener, Left Tackle 

T. J. Swanson, Left End 

L. Johnson, F. G. Davis, Full Back 

R. W. Shackleford, D. C. Edgerton, . . . Quarterback 
C. A. Rowlett C. W. Manning 

G. L. Howard L Robles 

E. T. Price 

THE RECORD 

Florida 0, Mercer 13 

Florida 52, Georgia Agricultural College (» 

Florida 6, Citadel 2 

Florida 38, Rollins 

Florida 34, College of Charleston 

Florida 33, Columbia 

Florida 23, Gainesville Guards 



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The season opened bright and clear; 
It looked to us like a winning year, 
And tho' we did lose one game, 
We came out winners just the same. 

At first we looked on G. A. C, 
And thought a lively game 'twould be; 
The score was bad, I hate to tell. 
We certainly gave those fellows hell. 

We went to Mercer with thirteen men, 
Course you can figure out the end, 
For every man we took up there 
Mercer got one point and none to spare. 

Next our respects to Rollins we paid, 

They made first quarter, and there they stayed. 

And to tell the truth, it looked to me 

Like we were playing G. A. C. 

The Citadel was next in line. 
We heard those fellows could play fine; 
We beat them four or five or so. 
Charleston folks are always slow. 

And Charleston College, " Oh, you kid!" 
They went back home with faces hid. 
We beat them thirty odd or more, 
And got tired keeping up the score. 

The next game was a great event. 
Columbia College was badly rent. 
Our team just made their poor eyes dazzle; 
We surely "beat them to a frazzle." 

The next in line is the Stetson brawl. 
A game of fraud and not foot ball. 
But some time when they're feehn' keen. 
We'll let them play our second team. 



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ECHOES FROM THE GRIDIRON 

The foot ball season now has closed; 

The fight for fame is o'er; 
Florida has the leading team, 

And who could wish for more? 

Indeed she beat the Gainesville Guards — 

Who'd doubt that a minute — 
To tell the truth about the thing, 

They simply were not in it. 

The farmers, too, fell at her hands, 

Sad victims of defeat; 
The Georgia Agricultural School 

Was given a back seat. 

Tho' Mercer's men, by unfair means, 

Defeated her, 'tis true; 
But noble folks can bear defeat — 

'Specially such a few. 

Then Citadel at Jacksonville 

Fought bravely through and through ; 

But down she went to sure defeat 
As all opponents do. 

Then Rollins came, at Winter Park, 

And fought for fame to fail ; 
She struggled hard with Florida, 

But all to no avail. 

The Charleston boys were brave 

Enough to face the next defeat; 
They came to Gainesville, Florida, 

The famous team to meet. 



Columbia came next and last; 

They fought through thick and thin, 
But found that fate had thus 

Decreed, that Florida should win. 

Here's to Florida's brave heroes. 
Let them be large or small; 

Here's to the Pennant's worthy 
Staff — Good luck to one and all. 



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Armstrong, J. B. 
Crom, W. H. 
Cuscaden, A. W. 
Davis, C. E. 
Elliot, W. G. 
Farr, J. W. 



D. M. Buie, Captain 
Feldman, J. R. 
Fuller, R. B. 
Gwynn, W. H. 
Horton, H. W. 
Howze, J. A. 
Lafitte, L. S. 
Macintosh, S. 



McNeill, M. 
Mershon, L. B. 
Ray, W. O. 
Shands, A. G. 
Taylor, R. R. 
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CLOUD LAND 

I stood in the gathering twilight, 
And looking away to the west 

Where the sun had lately vanished 
Behind a cloud to rest. 

I saw in that cloud a castle, 
The fairest that ever was seen, 

Each spire and tower and turret 
Lighted up with a golden sheen. 

And I thought of that beautiful city. 
The home of the ever blest; 

And the Father who lighteth the city. 
And giveth the weary rest. 

Oh may I yet go to that city 

And enter its pearly gate, 
With those who have in his vineyard 

Labored early and late. 



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MILITARY ORGANIZATION 

COMMANDANT 

Major, E. S. Walker, U. S. A., Retired 

BATTALION AND FIELD STAFF 

Albert G. Davis, Major 

O. E. Barnes, First Lieutenant and Adjutant 

N. S. Storter, . . . First Lieutenant and Quartermaster 
R. W. Shackleford, Sergeant-Major 

COMPANY "A" 

A. A. Baker, Captain 

E. A. Taylor, First Lieutenant 

W. F. Robertson, Second Lieutenant 

F. G. Davis, First Sergeant 

SERGEANTS 

W. C. Parham L. S. Lafitte 

R. L. Jarrell W. Mills 

CORPORALS 

E. T. easier R. R. White 

T. B. Bird J. A. Howze 

M. McNeill 

COMPANY "B" 

T. D. Felton, Captain 

C. S. Bamberg, First Lieutenant 

L. A. Perkins, . . - Second Liautenant 

R. R. Taylor, First Sergeant 

SERGEANTS 

R. B. Fuller A. G. Shands 

L. E. Tenney L. B. Thrasher 

CORPORALS 

W. G. Elliot D. Palmer 

C. W. Henderson T. J. Swanson 

L. R. Morgan F. E. Treadwell 



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THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT 




HE purposes of the Military Department, to qualify a 
young man for the duties of a Lieutenant of Volunteers, 
the opportunity which it offers him to become an officer 
of the army, the habits which it develops in him, such as 
punctuality, (Straightforward conduct, have been pre- 
viously mentioned. But other benefits are derived from this training. 
Take the overgrown, careless or listless young man who moves about 
with stooping shoulders, hanging head, and shambling gate, and 
whose clothes apparently partake of his own characteristics, that is, 
they appear to stay on him because they are too indifferent to fall off, 
and after a season of Military exercises, a decided change in his 
appearance and bearings is noticeable. 

The habit for listening for cammands and the executing them 
promptly makes him alert. The requirements as to neatness of his 
uniform and equipment, cause him to give attention to his personal 
appearance. The various exercises bring different muscles into play 
without overtaxing any, leaving him elastic. This physical training 
possibly accomplishes a result which the gymnasium does not effect. 
In the first place, the gymnasium work is often voluntary, while 
the other is a duty of regular occurrence. In the second place gym- 
nastic exercise is liable to be specialized, that is, one man will 
frequent the parallel bars, while another will go in for dumb-bells 
and Indian clubs. This kind of practice develops some sets of 
muscles, leaving others undeveloped. The Military exercises, while 
it is not so violent as the above, are more distributed in their results. 
The consequence is, that a neat, active young man has been made 
from the first one described. 




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LOCALS 

"A Freshman once said with a grin, 
Oh, look at these things on my chin; 
A Soph, standing nigh, by way of reply. 
Took a ball-bat and drove them all in." 

Surrency — What's a good thing to write a twenty page theme on? 
Pat Johnston— Did you ever try fools-cap paper? 

Lives of Hunkers all remind us, 

We must learn to make the grade. 

Get a jack or ride a pony. 
That's the way a Senior's made. 

Dr. Murphree, to a Freshman caught shooting craps — You are sus- 
pended for three weeks. 

Student — Doctor, I'll match with you to make it six weeks or nothing. 

Anderson is surely shooting; 

Helm and Beauty follow suit. 
Greek and Latin keep you rooting, 

Fresh, get busy, learn to root. 



DEVOTION 

"She told me to fly, and I flew; 

She asked me to lie, and I lew; 

I'll allow her to task me. 

But if she should ask me 

To die, I'll be durned if I do." 

Dr. Keppel to a Sophomore — What is an Equinox? 
Soph. — Why, it is — er— ahem, Doctor, I've forgotten the most of my 
psychology, but I believe it was a fabled animal half horse and half ox. 

" Doctor Anderson went into a book store to buy a fountain pen. The 
clerk gave him one to try. He filled several pages with the sentence "tempus 
fugit." At length the obliging clerk offered another pen. "Perhaps," he 
said, "you will like this one better, Mr. Fugit." 

" There was a young lady named Banker, 

She slept while the ship lay at anchor. 
She woke in dismay, when she heard the mate say, 
'Now hoist up the top sheet and spanker.' 



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"You have a pretty tough-looking lot of customers to dispose of," re- 
marked a friend of the magistrate, having dropped into police court one 
morning. 

"Huh," said the magistrate, "you are looking at the wrong bunch, 
those are the lawyers." 

Doctor Keppel — What can you tell about the fourth dimension? 
Tubby Price — If I keep on enlarging, I think I'll soon have it. 

Freshman English — Student-Doctor Farr, in this play of Romeo and 
Juliet, which one was the man ? 

Appropos of the new foot-ball rule. Why was Shack put out of the 
game the other day? 

He hadn't shaved, and was disqualified for unnecessary roughness. 

He went into a department store for Lamb's "Tales from Shakes- 
peare." Stepping hurriedly to the book store he said, " Have you Lamb's 
Tales?" The clerk put on a look that he uses when he thinks he is think- 
ing, and after a moment's hesitation, he said, "The meat market is down at 
the other end of the building." 

" What holds the moon in its place?" 
"Its beams." 

"The lad was sent to college. 

And now dad cries alack, 
I spent a thousand dollars 
And got a quarter-back." 

IN THE TROLLEY CAR 
"I arose with great alacrity 

To olTer her my seat. 
'Twas a question, whether she or I 
Should stand upon my feet." 
What would you say if — 
The boys would quit spitting on the side-walks and in the buildings? 
Doctor Anderson should shorten a lesson, or give a pupil a point in grading? 
Fred told a joke and failed to laugh at it? 
The bugler could the reveille correctly? 
The boys could practice ball. playing without swearing? 

PROVERBS 

If you wish to rise with the sun, don't sit up late the night before with 
the daughter. 

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" Little drops of water poured into the milk, 
Make the milkman's daughter dress in robes of silk." 
When a man carries a knife in his mouth it is not always to commit 
suicide. 

There was a man in U. F. 

And he was wondrous wise, 
He hardly ever looked at things, 

But when he used his eyes. 
He handed round his wisdom 

In a large and friendly way, 
And everybody listened. 

If he couldn't get away. 

Dickery, dickery, dock. 
Go, freshman, and get your clock. 
When the bugle sounds at dawn. 
Don't turn in bed with a yawn. 
But haste to the mess-hall away 
And prepare for the work of the day. 

Professor in Civics — " What do you mean by the big stick policy?" 
Student — "When you are having a quiet game and get for a dinner at 
the Brown House." 

THE ACADEMS 

"A change there has been, aud many a change," 
Since the Seniors left the farm and range. 
When first they got here, they were freshmen, green. 
And had to be kept safe behind the screen. 

But Seniors they are now, both witty and brave, 
So I know that for a story you crave 
Of this wondrous bunch who, at first so slow. 
Now have college diplomas in tow. 

W. E. Christian is the first we find, 
A student of a peculiar kind. 
As a Georgia Packer he won a name. 
But he may not reach the hall of fame. 

F. J. Frei is an engineer bold. 

His story may be briefly told. 

A young man of special worth. 

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W. B. Hilton, with righteous intent, 
On bettering the human race is bent. 
His logical mind is certainly a wonder. 
His remarks make even Dr. Banks ponder. 

J. P. Hunter, known far and near. 
As a good crap-shooter and drinker of beer. 
To the Phillippine Islands is going straight; 
We hope his train will not be late. 

B. G. Langston, Beauty for short. 

Is a promising guy of a different sort. 
He hails from the county of Washington, 
In the realms of law he'll make his run. 

E. E. Macy is a Senior new. 
He's been a doctor, though not in a pew. 
He'll win renown, we certainly hope, 
Though you cant depend on this scribe's dope. 

Next on the roll is P. S. May, 
He might win glory in a field of hay, 
But he'll practice law or nothing at all; 
God pity the clients who upon him call. 

C. H. Overman, with rod and chain. 
Will not be left out in the rain ; 

The Phillippine Islands are drawing near, 
So we'll bid adieu with a silent tear. 

D. S. Perry is a man of parts, 

A skillful artist, and a breaker of hearts. 

As an engineer he'll try his hand. 

Till he reaches a worse, or a better land. 

R. M. Sealey is a young pedagogue. 
He'll make a mark, or slip a cog. 
For the stuff that's found within his brain 
Will carry him through, or wreck the train. 

J. W. Shands expects to be 
A diplomat beyond the sea. 
Classics were ever Josie's joy, 
A pure delight without alloy. 



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And now we come to I. E. Soar, 
To hear his jokes would make you roar. 
He can talk from dawn till the setting sun, 
And then he thinks he has just begun. 

In the Senior ranks is found a " King," 
To agriculture he expects to cling. 
When Gabriel's trumpet has ceased to sound. 
He'll still be digging beneath the ground. 

And last of all it is to laugh, 
I'll try to write my epitaph; 
"Here lies Bromus, oh softly tread. 
He was once alive, but now he's dead." 




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ALBERT ' 



Here is our great University President, 
A handsome, a suave, a dressy gent; 

His mind is all packed full 

Of arts that are tactful ; 
Of the great state the most plausible resident. 



There was a poor teacher named Farr, 
Who was bossed by his small daughter's ma; 

When the infant would howl, 

He with her would prowl 
Through the house till the last morning star. 

"andy" 

There was a professor of Greek 
Who swore, if old Plato should seek 

To come to his class. 

He'd ne'er let him pass 
Till he'd taught him correctly to speak. 

There was a queer teacher of farming, 

In whose brain crazy notions were swarming; 

His looks were ferocious. 

His manners atrocious. 
And his language was simply alarming. 

"ichabod" 

And here is our Ichabod Benton; 
There's only one thing he's intent on, 

A most weighty question. 

His state of digestion; 
And his knees are remarkably bent on. 




There was of a law school a Dean, 
Who was cunning and crafty and lean ; 

They bought him from Stetson, 

Her favorite pet son. 
And old Hully did swear it was mean. 



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There was an old Chemist named Flint, 
Whom the Shylocks in Boston had "skin't" 

So he dropped other topics 

And took to the tropics, 
Where his nose got a very red tint. 

"count slobber de gough" 

There is a fat teacher named Crow, 
Whose yarns are both stupid and slow; 

If Norfolk you mention. 

He comes to attention, 
And, alas, he will never let you go. 



There was a Dutch teacher of Math, 
You might think was in need of a bath ; 

It's really not that. 

He's simply just fat, 
And gets red when he gives way to wrath. 



There was a mechanic named Wiechardt, 
Who climbed on top of a high cart; 

The cart it turned round. 

His face struck the ground. 
Now his ugly old mug is unlike art. 



There was a young teacher named Seely 
Whose manners and mouthings were mealey; 

If Seeley is silly. 

And Willie is Billy, 
Silly Billy we' 11 call him quite freely. 




There was an explorer named Perry, 
Who smole a broad smile that was merry 

When he found the North pole; 

But the smile that he smole 
Was struck by the cold. Behold poor Perry. 



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AUNT JANE 




DO not know why, but on that dull rainy day while I 
was sitting near the general delivery window, thinking of 
this and that correspondence, carefully hidden from a 
mother's knowledge, something caused me to notice 
Aunt Jane's hands while they were anxiously raised in 
expectancy, and slowly lowered with a hesitating, long- 
ing movement as the letters were passed over. I, after returning 
Aunt Jane's pleasant smile, began wondering if there was hidden in 
her heart some cherished memory of long ago. Surely, I thought 
that if anyone was free from those either pleasant or shuddering 
thoughts, which oftentimes spring up when least expected, it was 
Aunt Jane, my own aunt, my mother's sister. 

But, nevertheless, I could not free my thoughts from her. Yes, 
I thought, there can be nothing strange, nothing out of the ordi- 
nary, no romance, concerning the life of my Aunt Jane. I had 
known her all my life, and as far back as my memory could reach, I 
could think of her in no other way except as the kind-hearted soul, 
the woman who was always going to switch me, but never did. 

Aunt Jane had always lived in the same house just across the road 
from ours. She was not pretty, but there was something about her, 
something that made you feel the insignificance of beauty. She, as 
long as I could remember, was free from anything but the common- 
place. While Aunt Jane was not odd in any way, yet a thought of 
anyone's making love to her seemed ridiculous to say the least. She 
was to me, and to everyone, just a common commonplace person. 
Nor was the work of tending to her little dairy, of looking after the 
old home, which she would not give up, of visiting the sick likely 
in any way to cause her to lead a life otherwise than commonplace. 
Yet here she was coming day after day, like a school girl, for a letter, 
which, if it should come, I could carry it to her just one hour later, 
when I went home. 

From that day I came to notice Aunt Jane much more closely 
when she w ould quietly slip into the office after the rush was over. 
And I would often ask myself if this person, hesitating, trembling, 
was really my commonplace Aunt Jane, who had been living in the 
same old home from the day she graduated at the seminary at Dixon, 
now twenty-live years ago. But the more I wondered about Aunt 
Jane, the more perplexed I became. When I was at her home I 
could not believe what I had seen that very day, but on the next day 
there was that same restless figure asking for a letter. 

Finally I became convinced that there was something unknown 
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could see a softening look in her brown eyes, and often I could see 
her whole frame shake and tremble, surely on account of some deep 
emotion, but never for an instant could I see a look of hopelessness 
or despair in her soft expressive eyes. But whether my interest was 
aroused in Aunt Jane by this mystery, which was strong enough to 
make her whole body tremble, or not, I know not, yet I became 
more and more to spend my idle time with Aunt Jane. And as the 
months rolled by, it seemed as if my new interest in her had made 
me dearer and dearer to her, and had opened her heart to me with 
a love that is akin to a mother's love. I also began to love my aunt 
more and more; not because she was my mother's sister, but because 
there was in her a spirit of holiness, whatever that may be, which 
God puts in certain souls to let the people on earth have an insight 
into heaven. 

Finally a thought came to me of asking mother about 
the life of Aunt Jane before I knew her. So that very night 
I asked her. My mother seemed for awhile susrprised 
at my request, but at length she said : "I scarcely know what 
to say about Jane. She and I have almost always lived together, 
and she is the same Jane now that she has always been." " But," I 
broke in, " did she ever have any suitors?" "Yes — no, I scarcely 
know what to say, ' ' answered mother. ' ' She was always the same 
friend to the boys that she is today. They would always, as they 
still do, come to Jane with even their love troubles. It seemed as if 
she had a way by her quiet friendship of making their ' a moment 
ago ' troublesome love scraps seem as some of your old school 
troubles do today. But as for a lover, I do not think that she really 
ever cared for a boy otherwise than as a friend ; and if the boys loved 
her, it was as a friend. They could not risk losing such a friend by 
falling in love with her; ' for there friendship ceases.' We went to 
school together at Dixon, and were together there all the time ex- 
cept the last year; for I graduated a year before she did. But there 
one never becomes acquainted with a young man, much less falls in 
love with him. After she graduated she came home, and we were 
always together until your father and I were married, and since then 
we have been only the distance of a road apart. Jane was just the 
same after she came home from school, unless she was a little more 
thoughtful and more gentle, which of course came from the realiza- 
tion of her duties, and power for good after graduation. No, surely 
Jane has never been in love. She has always been just as happy and 
as good and quiet as she is today. However, when I was married 
she seemed to be lost in day dreams often, but I only thought that it 
was because I was going to be married. And one time when she 
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lanta, I woke up in the middle of the night to find her with her 
hands upHfted to the stars, praying that Jesus would look after him 
and guide him wherever he was. I pretended that I was asleep 
when she raised up. And after kissing me gently on the forehead 
she went to sleep. I never could understand this, but with this one 
exception, her life has always been just the same as it is now, though 
I do believe that she becomes a little kinder and better each year — 
a thing which never comes to one that is dissatisfied with single 
blessedness. No, surely Jane has never had a lover." 

Even after my mother's talk, I would find the words of Aunt 
Jane's prayer slipping in my mind. I would often dream foolish 
dreams about her falling in love with tramps or millionaires, and 
once I was awakened by the terrible nightmare of dreaming that my 
good Aunt Jane was marrying a foreign nobleman. I would often- 
times think of that spot hidden away in some dark recess in her 
heart, and hallowed by the memories of long ago; that spot which 
could cause the mildness and gentleness of her disposition to grow 
with the years passing by, but yet to cause that unconscious lowering 
of her hands as the hope of getting a letter decreased. And more 
than once in my busiest hours the vision of that gentle, kind-hearted, 
commonplace woman, kneeling, praying with her hands uplifted to 
heaven, would come before my eyes. Was mother mistaken, or 
was she dreaming? I often thought. Could she have been praying 
for father? No, surely not; for she would not be coming after a 
letter in such a way. I thought of everything, but still the question 
was unsolved, and still my aunt would come after that letter. 

I sometimes thought of asking Aunt Jane, or rather teasing her 
about coming after a letter in the way she did, but there was some- 
thing in those plaintive eyes, those trembling hands for that one 
second in the day that made me feel that such a thing would be 
treading on sacred ground. Soon, however, Aunt Jane's birthday 
came, and on that day, after finishing my work, I entered her home 
as I usually did my own, and I found my good old aunty, my com- 
monplace aunt, with her face lit up by the happiest, gentlest, sweetest 
smile that I have ever seen. She was reading a faded, worn note. 
I quickly turned back, but she saw me and called me in. And 
whether moved by that great love which was permeating her very 
soul or not, she threw her arms around my neck and just cried, over- 
flowing with happiness. I was so carried away with the deep emo- 
tion, with that happiness which was shaking the very being of my 
sobbing aunt, that I unconsciously said, "Tell me all about it, 
aunty." She, without being startled in the least, wiped her dewy, 
shining face, and began to tell me about a love; the love which had 
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the world. My commonplace Aunt Jane began to tell me how she 
had met a young man who had just received his Ph. D. from John 
Hopkins, and who was on a visit to his uncle, Dr. Jackson, who was 
teaching at the seminary. She said that they were both led on by 
some irresistible force to love each other, and that before leaving on 
a scientific expedition to South America, which would probably 
keep him away for years, he had obtained from her the acknowl- 
edgement of her love, and her promise to marry him just as soon as 
he returned. She said that she had never heard from him since he 
left, and had only that one worn faded note which he had written 
before his departure. 

In my room that night I thought and thought of such a love 
which could last through an absence of twenty-five years, and the 
memory of which could still cause such a glow of happiness to spread 
over the face of my Aunt Jane, my commonplace Aunt Jane, who 
for twenty-five years had been waiting, without a murmur, without 
a doubt, for the return of young Dr. Jackson; and who was even 
now so filled, so thrilled by that love till she was unwilling to wait 
even one hour for the news of her lover, and was yet so confident of 
his coming that her very spirit was filled with joy at the thought of 
him, whom she had not heard from in twenty-five long years. 

These thoughts of Aunt Jane's great love and her sweet disposi- 
tion soon began to cast an influence over me greater than all the 
arguments, all the preaching could do. When I became impatient 
all my impatience would fly away at merely a thought of her. And 
I spent all my idle moments just trying to comprehend such a love 
until my vacation came. Now the idea of visiting my old alma 
mater took away some of my thoughts from Aunt Jane. 

Soon I was at my old school, visiting again and thinking of the 
many pleasant moments spent under those old trees. One evening 
while I was walking with Dr. Hinson, one of my old teachers, I saw 
a fine looking middle-aged man with his family a little ahead of us. 
Soon Dr. Hinson said, "Let us walk a little faster. I want you to 
meet Dr. Jackson, one of our new teachers, who you know, made 
those famous investigations in South America." 

In a few days I was back at my old home, at my same work. 
And after the evening mail was up, and the crowd had scattered, I 
saw my good old aunty, my commonplace aunt, with her face 
wreathed in a smile, coming for a letter. Yes, there was her hand 
elevated in that same expectant way. "No letter today, aunty," 
was all I could say. Langston. 



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ACKNOWLEDGMENT 




N the preparation of this volume, acknowledgments and 
thanks are due to almost every student in the University 
for a spirit of encouragement and for contributions to 
the Annual, but especial thanks are due to F. H. Hock, 
F. R. Mason, A. A. Baker, W. H. Crom, T. J. Swansoa, 
and E. A. Taylor. Also much credit is due to Dr. Farr, Professor 
Rolphs, Major Walker, and Dr. Benton, of the Faculty, for valuable 
suggestions and encouragement. 

To J. W. Shands, P. S. May, O. W. Drane, R. M. Sealey, W. 
H. Surrency, and R. B. Huffaker, of the Annual Staff, especial 
thanks are due for their loyal efforts to make the Seminole a success. 
S. Macintosh, by his earnest efforts in his sketches, J. R. Eddins 
and Dr. Macy, by their many contributions, D. S. Perry, by his 
many lively drawings, deserve great thanks for their assistance on 
the Annual. 



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